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Under Virginia law, real property is assessed to the registered owner on January 1st of the taxable year. Any sale thereafter, the seller and purchaser is required to resolve the taxes between themselves. Normal procedure, the taxes are pro-rated in the purchasers favor and credited to the purchaser at time of the closing. The liability is prorated between the buyer and seller but the lien which arises from a delinquency attaches to the land.

If you buy property, your settlement attorney must ascertain all taxes due and prorates them for payment out of the proceeds from the sale. If you have sold the property referred to on the tax bill and another person has assumed responsibility for payment, please forward the bill promptly to that person or return it to the Treasurer's Office with information as to the new owner. A delay could cause the new owner to pay penalty and interest for late payment.
 
Tax Rate - $0.61 per $100.00 assessed value Taxable Year 2017
Dates - June 5th & December 5th
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