Gloucester County Treasurer Tara Thomas issued a reminder this week that the first Installment of 2020 Real Estate, Personal Property & Manufactured Home tax bills will be mailed out this month. The first installment tax bills are due on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. However, on May 19, 2020, in an effort to accommodate those in economically stressed situations, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted to waive the penalty and interest for 45 days following the due date. Therefore, taxpayers will have until August 14, 2020 to pay first installment 2020 tax bills without penalty or interest. This waiver does not apply to prior year bills that are already past due.
The Treasurer also advises that there are multiple methods for residents and property owners to pay their real estate and personal property tax bills without physically coming inside the Treasurer’s Office during this time of uncertainty.
Residents and property owners have the ability to pay their bills remotely using the following options:
1. Treasurer’s Office drop box located in the median of Justice Drive in between County Office Buildings #1 and #2 (please include payment stub). Checks or money orders should be made payable to “Gloucester County.”
2. Mail to Gloucester County, ATTN: Treasurer, 6489 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061. 3. Online using a credit/debit card or electronic check - visit www.officialpayments.com or call 1-800-272-9829 (use jurisdiction code 1087). Taxpayers should be aware that there are fees associated with this method of payment.
For those who wish to make their tax payments in person, the Treasurer also plans to accept payments outside, at a temporary facility located in the parking lot behind County Building #2 (6489 Main Street) beginning June 8th during regular business hours. Signs will be placed pointing taxpayers in the direction of where to go to make a payment. Access to the building will be limited.
Thomas also advises that applications and payments for Animal Licenses are currently being accepted by mail and by drop box only. She asks that the applicants allow at least 24 hours to process Animal License applications.
For more information, contact the Treasurer’s Office at 804-693-2141 or by e-mail at email@example.com.