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Frequently Asked Tax Questions:

How is the Real Estate Tax handled in Greene County?
What should I do if I change in address or tax billing status?
What should I do if I do not receive a real estate tax bill?
How are my taxes paid if I use an escrow account with my mortgage company?
If I sell do I still owe Property Tax?


How is the Real Estate Tax handled in Greene County?
     The
County Assessment Office, with the Commissioner of the Revenue, assesses real estate in Greene County and the Treasurer collects the real estate tax. The current real estate rate is .69 cents per $100 of the assessed value. Payments should be made to the Treasurer's Office in two installments due June 5th and December 5th.

What should I do if I change in address or tax billing status?
     If there has been a change in your address or any other information regarding your tax billing status, please contact the Treasurer's Office at (434) 985-1456.

How are my taxes paid if I use an escrow account with my mortgage company?
     If you maintain an escrow account with a mortgage company, your mortgage company remits payment for your taxes. However, if you do pay into escrow yet receive a bill, forward the bill to the mortgage company. You should also ask them to request, in writing, the bill from the
Treasurer's Office for future billings. It is the mortgage company's responsibility to request a tax bill for payment of your taxes and the homeowner's responsibility to ensure that the taxes are paid on time.

What should I do if I do not receive a real estate tax bill?
     Anyone who owns property, excluding those with exemptions or deferrals or those who maintain an escrow account with a mortgage company, should receive a tax bill in May. Under Virginia law, failure to receive a tax bill will not relieve the penalty and interest charge that must be applied to all past due bills. If you do not receive a bill, you should contact the
Treasurer's Office here or by phone at 434-985-5214 before the due date.

If I sell do I still owe Property Tax?
     Under Virginia law, real property is assessed for the entire year in the name of the owner as of January 1st of the year. The purchaser at a sale is required to see that the proceeds from the sale are applied at settlement to any taxes and levies assessed on the real estate. The liability is prorated between the buyer and the 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 prorate them for payment out of settlement. If you have sold the property referred to on your 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.


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Larry SnowLarry Snow
Commissioner of RevenueCommissioner of Revenue
Greene County, VirginiaGreene County, Virginia
PO Box 43815 Ford Avenue
Stanardsville, VA 22973(The Law Building)
434-985-5211Stanardsville, Virginia 22973
434-985-5283 (fax) 

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