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May 28, 2020 11:29 AM

COVID-19 Update Regarding 2020 1st Half Real Estate Taxes

Residents who are having difficulties paying their 2020 1st Half Real Estate taxes due to medical or financial circumstances brought by COVID-19 can apply to the Rockingham County Treasurer for an extension to the June 5, 2020 deadline. Proof of medical or financial hardship may be required. For additional information please contact the Rockingham County Treasurer’s Office at (540)564-2408.


Board of Supervisors Resolution

WHEREAS, COVID-19 has descended upon the human race, causing unprecedented governmental actions that have produced significant negative financial consequences for private businesses and individuals, and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 has in some cases caused medical situations for households and individuals that also have resulted in significant negative financial consequences for those households and individuals, and

WHEREAS, the Code of Virginia in Section 58.1-3916 states that penalty and interest for failure to pay a tax in a timely manner shall not be imposed if such failure was not the fault of the taxpayer and, further, that the failure to pay a tax timely because of a medically determinable physical impairment shall be presumptive proof of lack of fault on the part of the taxpayer, and

WHEREAS, Section 58.1-3916, also authorizes the Board of Supervisors to grant reasonable extensions, not to exceed 90 days, for the payment of real estate taxes,

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of Rockingham County, Virginia, that proof that medical or financial circumstances brought about by COVID-19 caused a taxpayer to fail to pay real estate tax due by June 5, 2020, shall be considered presumptive proof of lack of fault on the part of a taxpayer, and the usual penalty and interest shall not be imposed, so long as the tax is paid no later than August 31, 2020. If the tax is not paid by August 31, 2020, penalty and interest shall be imposed as usual, that is, as of June 6th and July 1st, respectively. The Treasurer may accept as proof a signed, written statement from the taxpayer, satisfactory to the Treasurer, in his best discretion.

Given under our hand this twenty-seventh day of May in the year two thousand twenty, A.D.

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