Cash Payments on July 15; tax due date for Personal Property taxes
Cash payments for personal property tax bills with a due date of July 15 and utility bills will be accepted on July 15th at the Treasurer’s Office remote cashier station located in the Council Chambers of City Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Only personal property tax and utility bill cash payments will be accepted at this remote station for the day. The Treasurer’s secure Payment Drop Box in the window to the right of the front door to City Hall will be available to drop payments by check. We encourage the use of our online payment portal if not paying by cash.
Council Chambers may be accessed from an outside entrance in the 200 block of Hanover Street (near J Brian’s Pub) at the backside of City Hall which is located at 715 Princess Anne Street at the corner of Hanover Street. Access to other areas of City Hall is prohibited.
Your safety and ours is a major consideration. Social distancing of 6 feet between customers is required. Face coverings are recommended by the CDC and we request that you wear one. If you don’t have one, we can provided one to you upon your arrival. Hand sanitizer will be available for your use.
If you have these symptoms, please do not come in. Instead, call us at (540)372-1001, option 5, to discuss alternate options for payment.
To alleviate the possibility of long lines for cash-paying customers on July 15th, we encourage you to consider paying your bill in the preceding days with the Treasurer’s Office or online if not paying by cash. If visiting the Treasurer’s Office, please use the secure Payment Drop Box located in the window to the right of the front doors to City Hall. When you arrive to make a payment, please call the Treasurer’s Office at (540)372-1001, option 5, and someone will come out to assist with cash payments.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to provide the best customer service possible in these unusual times.
Credit Card Convenience Fee Reinstatement:
On March 13, 2020, the City temporarily waived charging a credit card convenience fee for payments made using a credit or debit card for all taxes and fees owed to the City. This temporary suspension will end on May 25, 2020, and the convenience fee of 2.5% of the total charge will be reinstated beginning May 26th. This only affects payments made by credit or debit card – whether over the telephone, online, or, in person once that option is open and safe due to social distancing. Citizens may continue to pay via check through the mail or the night deposit box with no convenience fee, and City online payment sites for utility and tax payments offer an E-check payment service that also does not charge the convenience fee.
If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s office at (540)372-1001, option 5 or by email (NOTE: create a link to firstname.lastname@example.org )
Tax Deadline Announcement:
April 13, 2020: Fredericksburg City Council voted last week to extend the Personal Property Tax deadline from May 15 to July 15, 2020. The deadline for Real Estate bills was NOT extended, and those bills are due to the Treasurer’s Office no later than close of business on Friday, May 15, 2020.
Due to the public health crisis, City Hall remains closed to public access and citizens are requested to pay their Real Estate bills in the following ways: 1) online at www.Fredericksburgva.gov, 2) by drop box at City Hall, 715 Princess Anne Street, or 3) by U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 967, Fredericksburg, VA 22404. For more information please call Treasurer’s Office at 540-372-1001.
VRE PARKING DECALS
New 2020-2021 VRE Parking Decals will go on sale effective April 1, 2020, through the Treasurer’s Office. This decal allows you preferred parking in the City Residents Only lot at the VRE Station. Your current decal is good through midnight, May 15. The cost is $2.00 per decal and you must reside in the 22401 zip code to purchase one (with the exception of Teagan Drive and Hudgins Farm Circle with a 22408 zip and a few properties on River Road with a 22407 zip that are located in City limits).
As City Hall is currently closed to the public and most offices are working with reduced staff, the recommended way to purchase the decal is online at www.fredericksburgva.gov , Online Payments, then select the Online Payments link again. The decal will be mailed to your address of record within 2-3 business days.
For the placement of the decal this year, the City Police Department is requesting that you adhere the decal to the backside of your rearview mirror on either the left or right side making it visible through the windshield.
Should situations change in this Covid19 environment that affects this issue, we will send notifications out via this page and all City social media outlets. If you have questions, please call (540)372-1001, option 5 or email email@example.com
Landfill stickers for calendar year 2020 are on sale now at the Treasurer’s Office from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. DMV REGISTRATION CARDS MUST BE PRESENTED TO PURCHASE as required by the R-Board. All payment types are accepted. Landfill Fees to increase effective July 1, 2019. Read here for details from the R-Board.
Utility Customer News
Echeck is, once again, available as a free service to pay your utility bill online! Access the Online Utility Payment Portal
Utility Bill payments must be paid as a separate transaction and cannot be combined with any other payment types (i.e., personal property taxes, real estate taxes, etc.) until further notice due to our new utility billing software being on a separate operating system from all other city taxes/fees. If you have any questions, call (540)372-1001 or contact the Treasurer’s Office.
DMV Connect is coming to serve you at 601 Caroline Street, 4th floor, on the 1st Thursday of every month, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The walk-in services they offer are: Driver’s Licenses, Identification Cards (adult & child), Disabled Parking Placards/Plates, Vehicle Titles, Address Changes, Vehicle Registrations, E-Z Pass Transponders, Compliance Summaries, Transcripts and Hunting & Fishing Licenses. Go to Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.
The Treasurer serves as a constitutional officer and is elected for a four-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 concerning delinquent accounts
- maintenance and reconciliation of bank accounts
- investment of idle funds
- collection and transmittal of state funds to the Virginia Department of Taxation
The Fredericksburg City Treasurer’s Office is proudly recognized as an accredited office by the Treasures Association of Virginia.
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