King & Queen County Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are due once every year on December 5th. Tax bills are normally mailed out by October 15 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Taxes may be paid by mail, at the Treasurers Office, by phone with a credit card or at one of our participating banks. The following bank locations have agreed to collect current year taxes only:
Citizens & Farmers Bank
West Point and Middlesex Branch
You must present your tax bills with payments when paying at one of our participating banks. No payments will be accepted after 2:00 p.m. on December 5th at any of the banks listed above. After 2:00 p.m. on December 5th, taxes must be paid at the Treasurers Office or mailed with a December 5th postmark in order to avoid any late charges.
To pay by mail use the return envelope provided with your tax bill(s). Please send the bottom stub from each tax bill you wish to pay. You may write one check for the entire amount if you wish. The official U.S. postmark will be used as the posting date. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope if a receipt is desired.
To pay by credit card over the phone (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover): Dial 1-800-272-9829 from any touch-tone phone. Information you will be asked to supply: (1) jurisdiction code for King and Queen County which is 6221; (2) personal ID number (social sercurity number if paying personal property or Map ID from enclosed tax bill if paying real estate taxes); (3) valid credit card number and (4) daytime telephone number. A handling charge will be added to each credit card payment.
To pay by credit card over the internet (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover): Go to website www.officialpayments.com to begin the process. Information you will be asked to supply: (1) jurisdiction code for King and Queen County which is 6221; (2) personal Id number from the enclosed tax ticket; (3) valid credit card number and (4) daytime telephone number. A handling charge will be added to each credit card payment.
King & Queen County does not pro-rate personal property taxes. Citizens are billed for any property owned on January 1st of each billing year. Therefore, if a taxpayer moves out of the County after January 1st, they are still responsible for the entire years taxes.
Real Estate bills that are requested each year by a mortgage company are sent directly to the mortgage company. If you receive your real estate bill and your mortgage company should be paying it, please forward the bill to the mortgage company. If your Real Estate has been sold and you are not responsible for the taxes, please forward the bill to the current owner(s) and notify the Treasurers Office as soon as possible.
Prepayments for the following years taxes are accepted at the Treasurers Office. Please contact this office for more information pertaining to this service.
Special office hours for Real Estate & Personal Property tax collections will be advertised in the local newspapers.