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G. M. (Jim) Haney, Treasurer
715 Princess Anne Street, Room 118
**Payment Remittance Address:**
P.O. Box 967, Fredericksburg, VA 22404
All other mail:
P.O. Box 267, Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Phone: (540) 372-1001
Fax: (540) 372-1152
Hours: M–F, 8:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
"TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETY" - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The Treasurer serves as a Constitutional Officer and is elected for a 4-year term. The primary responsibility of the Treasurer is the financial management of all City funds and assuring that they are processed and maintained with proper security and accounting controls in place. Related responsibilities include follow-up collection efforts of delinquent accounts, maintenance and reconciliation of bank accounts, investment of idle funds, and the collection and transmittal of state funds to the Virginia Department of Taxation.
TAX BILL DUE DATES
Annual Tax Bills
- Personal Property and Real Estate: May 15, 2013
NOTE: A 10% penalty will be added after May 15, 2013
Supplemental Tax Bills
- Personal Property: Due dates will vary. Fredericksburg is a pro-rating locality whereby supplemental personal property tax bills are mailed out monthly as new vehicles are reported with a garage jurisdiction in the City of Fredericksburg.
- Real Estate: Due dates will vary. Although rare, in certain instances a homeowner may be assessed a supplemental tax on property they own.
Please Note: In September, 2012, the City converted to using GPIN as the primary parcel identification number. For more information about this transition, please click here.
Online payments for Parking Citations, Taxes, and Water Bills are accepted by the following methods:
- Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover)
There is a fee for this service.
- E-Check: an electronic transfer of funds from your checking account.
This service is free.
ALTERNATE PAYMENT METHODS
- Starter Checks not accepted as a method of payment
- Online Banking Checks:
**Mail checks to G. M. Haney, Treasurer, P.O. Box 267, Fredericksburg, VA 22404**
(NOTE: The City of Fredericksburg receives an actual paper check for online banking payments. Per the banking industry, although your account is debited immediately, it can take up to 7 days before the check is mailed to us. Please allow yourself ample time for the check to reach us by means of the USPS to avoid late payments.)
- By Mail:
Send your check/money order with remittance coupon in the envelope enclosed in your bill.
- By Phone:
Call (540) 372-1001 to pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).
THERE IS A FEE FOR THIS SERVICE.
- In Person:
During business hours, bring your payment to the Treasurer’s Office window in the lobby of City Hall, 715 Princess Anne Street.
- After-Hours Drop Box:
Place your NON-CASH payment and remittance coupon in an envelope and deposit in the box to the right of the front door of City Hall, 715 Princess Anne Street.
Automatic bank debit program:
Have your tax and utility payments automatically debited from your banking account. Annual tax assessments can be divided into twelve manageable installments. Utility payments are collected monthly. For more information, contact us.
Inquiry (search) may also be made on a personal property or real estate account, with required information, to check account balances and payment history.
A special decal must be displayed to park in the “City Residents Only” section of the VRE parking lot. To obtain this decal you must be a City resident whose vehicle is normally garaged in the City of Fredericksburg as described in Section 58-63(a) of the City code. The decals expire each year on May 15th and are available for purchase starting April 1st annually. The cost of the decal is $2.00. Residents needing a VRE Parking Decal may purchase the decal online. If desired, you may also purchase the VRE Parking Decal in person at 715 Princess Anne Street, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Those residents living in areas marked by signs "NO PARKING 5:00 AM TO 8:00 AM EXCEPT RESIDENTS" must display a residential parking permit obtained from the Police Department or the above mentioned decal at no cost.
Please call (540) 372-1165 for more information on parking in the City.
Summary of Article V of the City Code:
- All dogs, aged 4 months and older, are required by City Code to be licensed.
- Owners have 10 days to register dog(s) brought into the City.
- An individual owner may not own more than 4 dogs.
- Licenses are issued for a 1 year period, January 1 to December 31 and are available for sale beginning November 1 for the next calendar year.
- Owner must present to the Treasurer’s Office proof of rabies vaccination from the veterinarian. Vaccination must be current.
- Owner must present proof of address to the Treasurer's Office (utility bill/lease agreement, but not VA Operators License) to satisfy requirement to use the City Dog Park.
- The license fees are as follows:
A system known as PayLock is utilized as a last resort in locating Fredericksburg residents who have not paid their personal property taxes and/or parking citations. PayLock captures an image of the vehicle license plate using a License Plate Reader (LPR). The LPR runs the license plate through a database of delinquent accounts. When the LPR identifies a delinquent acount the vehicle is booted to enforce compliance. The boot is equipped with a self-release mechanism that is activated once payment is made via a toll-free, 24-hour service telephone number. The violator returns the boot to a predetermined location. PayLock requies an additional fee for this collection method which is paid by the taxpayer. This fee is in addition to the amount of unpaid taxes and/or parking citations.
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
We recognize challenging economic times and that occasionally you may not have the means to make payment of your utility bills and housing expenses. Below are public assistance programs available for just that need:
2-1-1 Virginia is a United Way supported website that provides you with contact information for local public assistance organizations able to help in your emergency. It’s simple to use by entering your zip code and the type of service that you require. You may also dial 2-1-1 to speak to a representative.
Treasurer’s Payment Agreements are available for qualifying applicants. Please email or call the Treasurer’s Office at (540) 372-1001 for more information. It is recommended that you contact us well in advance of the due date to make arrangements for payment.