Real estate owners in Wise County and Norton face tax payment deadlines soon.
In the county, the deadline to pay the first half of 2016 real estate taxes is May 31. After that, a penalty of 10 percent or $2, whichever is greater, will be applied, but the penalty will not exceed the tax. Starting June 1, 5 percent interest will be added to late taxes.
Payments can be mailed to Wise County Treasurer, P.O. Box 1308, Wise, Va. 24293 or paid in person at the treasurers’ office in Wise, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tax payments can be made at First Bank & Trust in Wise and Norton; Miners Exchange Bank in Appalachia, Coeburn, St Paul, Wise and Norton; New Peoples Bank in Big Stone Gap, Esserville and Pound; Powell Valley National Bank in Big Stone Gap and Wise.
Also, taxes can be paid by credit or debit card through www.webfeepay.com. A 2.75 percent fee will be charged.
And, taxpayers can call the treasurer’s office and pay with a check by phone. A $3 fee is charged.
For address changes and questions about the assessment of your property, contact the commissioner of revenue's office at 328-3556 or 328-3557.
For questions concerning payments or if you have not received a tax ticket for property owned, please contact the treasurer’s office at 328-3666 or 328-4077.
The first half of Norton’s real estate taxes is due May 15, but since that is a Sunday, taxes can be paid by Monday, May 16, 5 p.m. After that, a penalty will be assessed and interest will be added starting June 1.
Taxes can be paid at the treasurer’s office at the municipal building on Virginia Avenue, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Payments can be mailed to P.O. Box 618, Norton, Va. 24273, or can be made by credit card by going to www.officialpayments.com or calling 1-800/272-9829 and using jurisdiction code 6223. Official Payments charges a fee to use this service.
For address changes and questions about the assessment, contact the commissioner of revenue’s office at 679-0031.
For questions concerning payment, contact the treasurer’s office at 679-7246.