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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Chesterfield Extends Grace Period for Penalties and Interest on Personal Property Tax Payments

Chesterfield Treasurer’s Office 

July 24, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors voted at their Wednesday, July 22 meeting to extend through Aug. 31, 2020 the grace period 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 board previously voted in May to establish a grace period through July 31 for personal property tax payments originally due on June 5.

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 balances may also be viewed through the Treasurer Office’s online payment portal using a tax account number, property address (real estate accounts only) or map parcel number (real estate accounts only), all of which are listed on the tax statement.

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 over the phone will receive a payment confirmation number, which serves as a receipt. Citizens who pay online will be able to print 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 Aug. 31, 2020.

Tax Payment Options

 The Treasurer’s Office is open for in-person payments Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is located at 9901 Lori Road, Room 101, Chesterfield, VA 23832.

Several additional tax payment options are available, including:

  • Online Banking: The online bill payment service 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 1-833-299-6593. To complete a transaction by phone, taxpayers will need 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.  Taxpayers may request a receipt by mailed to them by writing “receipt requested” on the invoice coupon.
  • 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 distribution 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 Aug. 31 may be subject to a late payment penalty and/or interest.

For the most up-to-date information about the county’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.chesterfield.gov/coronavirus.

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