COVID-19 Updates Archive - May 2020

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May 29, 2020 Update - 2:30 p.m.

Chesterfield Health Department to Continue Free COVID-19 Testing into June 
Residents exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should register prior to attending 

As part of a statewide push to increase testing across the commonwealth, the Chesterfield Health Department is hosting another round of free COVID-19 testing events at three locations:

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 9–11 a.m. 
Bellwood Flea Market
9201 Jefferson Davis Highway

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9–11 a.m. 
Falling Creek Ironworks Park
6407 Jefferson Davis Highway

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 9–11 a.m. 
Stonebridge Recreation Center
230 Karl Linn Drive

Testing is for individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms and is free for uninsured or underinsured persons.

While some appointments will be reserved for walk-ups that morning, testing is limited and appointments should be made prior to arriving.

Residents who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as defined by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), should call the Chesterfield Health Department at 804-318-8207.  

Spanish speaking staff also will be present during the testing event.



May 29, 2020 Update - 10 a.m.

Chesterfield Grants Grace Period for Penalties and Interest on Personal Property Tax Payments Through July 31; Treasurer’s Office Set to Reopen June 1
As some government offices begin to safely reopen, due date for personal property taxes and first-half real estate taxes remains June 5, 2020

While personal property taxes and the first half of real estate taxes are still due June 5, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to grant a grace period through Friday, July 31, 2020 during which penalties and interest will not be assessed for late personal property tax payments. The grace period also applies to business personal property taxes, but it does not apply to real estate taxes.

The move comes as the Chesterfield County Treasurer’s Office prepares to reopen in a limited capacity Monday, June 1 to accept in-person tax payments, preferably from residents wishing to pay by cash. Personal property taxes and first-half real estate taxes are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 5, and payments made by mail must have a postmark of no later than June 5.

Upon reopening, the office will resume its normal hours of operation, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but those wishing to make a cash tax payment are asked to be in line by 4 p.m. at the latest.

The Treasurer’s Office urges citizens, if able, to utilize a non-cash, remote method of payment, including paying online, through online banking, by phone, by mail, through an automatic payment service or via a drive-thru drop box located in the parking lot of the Chesterfield County Administration building, 9901 Lori Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.

Tax statements were mailed by the Chesterfield Treasurer’s Office to applicable citizens and businesses beginning Friday, April 17. Tax balances may also be viewed through the Treasurer Office’s online payment portal using a tax account number, property address or map parcel number, all of which are listed on the tax statement.

Health and Safety Guidelines

The Department of Risk Management and the Department of General Services have worked with both the Office of the Treasurer and the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue to implement best public health practices outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Gov. Northam’s Guidelines for All Business Sectors. This includes:

  • Establishing policies and practices for physical distancing between co-workers and between members of the public.
  • Installing signage and floor markings to remind personnel of new health and safety procedures, including a need for a minimum of 6 feet of physical distancing in areas where individuals may congregate, especially at entrances, in seating areas and in check-out lines.
  • Limiting the occupancy of physical spaces to ensure that adequate physical distancing can be maintained at all times.
  • Implementing enhanced and frequent cleaning and disinfection of frequently-touched surfaces.
  • Establishing designated work entrances to buildings to control pedestrian flow, maintaining spatial distancing and reducing employee and citizen person-to-person physical contact.
  • Requiring facial coverings to be worn by all personnel in the public spaces of the building. Members of the public not wearing a facial covering inside a public building as required the Governor’s Executive Order 63 will be asked by county staff to leave until they are able to secure one.
  • Requiring employees to certify that they will perform a self-assessment of their health and exposure status, including monitoring their symptoms and checking their temperature at the beginning of each day before coming to work. If they present any symptoms or feel ill, they are not to come to work.

Receipts

Citizens using the on-site drop box may request to receive a receipt by writing “receipt requested” on their invoice coupon, and a receipt will be mailed to the address on the account. If an email address is provided, the Treasurer’s Office will email the receipt to that address.

Citizens who pay online or over the phone will receive a payment confirmation number, which acts as a receipt.

Tax Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for both personal property and real estate tax payments, though the terms and conditions of the plans are determined on a case-by-case basis. Those interested in applying for a tax payment plan may do so through the online application accessible via the Treasurer’s webpage, www.chesterfield.gov/Treasurer, or by calling the Treasurer’s Office at 804-748-1201.

As required by law, participating in a payment plan will not prevent additional interest and fees from accruing on a taxpayer’s account after July 31, 2020.

Tax Payment Options

Though the Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public and residents may not pay in person at this time, several tax payment options are available, including:

  • Online Banking: The online bill payment software of a taxpayer’s bank may also be used to pay Chesterfield taxes. Please note that the payment-effective date will be the date that the Treasurer’s Office receives the bank’s payment. Please allow sufficient time for processing by your bank. This payment must include the tax account number located on the tax invoice. A separate payee account is required for each unique tax account number. Please use the following remittance address for processing:

Treasurer, Chesterfield County
P.O. Box 70
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0906

  • Online: Payments may be made through the Treasurer’s online payment portal 24 hours a day. To complete the transaction, taxpayers will need their tax account number (located at the top-right corner of each tax statement) and a valid credit or debit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA).
  • Phone: Payment by phone is available 24 hours a day by calling 1-877-690-3729. To complete a transaction by phone, taxpayers will need their jurisdiction code (1005), the tax account number located on their invoice and a valid credit or debit card.
  • Mail: Taxes may be paid by check through the mail using the return envelope enclosed in the tax statement. Checks should be made payable to “Treasurer, Chesterfield County.” Please include the coupon from the bottom of the tax invoice. Payments will not be considered late if postmarked on or before the tax due date.
  • Drop Box: A drive-thru payment drop box is located in the parking lot of the Chesterfield Administration Building, 9901 Lori Road, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832. No postage is necessary for payments made at the drop box, but payments must be made by check or money order. Payments must include the coupon from the bottom of the tax invoice. Envelopes are available at the drop box, and payments dropped by 11:59 p.m. are considered to be received that same day.
  • Automatic Payment Services: The Chesterfield Treasurer’s Office offers convenient automatic payment services (APS) that allow payments to be automatically debited from a bank account on the tax due date. For information on how to sign up, visit the Treasurer’s Office webpage. Please be advised that it may take 30-45 days to activate this service for a taxpayer.

For more information about tax payment options, please visit the Office of the Treasurer webpage and watch the educational video COVID-19 Tax Payments on the Chesterfield County YouTube channel.

The Treasurer’s Office is responsible for the dissemination of tax invoices and the collection of tax payments. Taxpayers with questions regarding the assessment of taxes should contact:

  • For personal property tax assessment questions, call the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue at 804-748-1281.
  • For real estate tax assessment questions, call the Real Estate Assessor’s Office, 804-748-1321.
  • If taxpayers have questions about paying their taxes, they may contact the Treasurer’s Office, 804-748-1201.

Please note that first-half real estate taxes not paid on or before the June 5 deadline and personal property taxes not paid on or before July 31 may be subject to a late payment penalty and/or interest.