Alexandria’s First Half Real Estate Tax Due Monday, June 15

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Alexandria’s First Half Real Estate Tax Due Monday, June 15
May 26, 2009 

News Highlights:

  • 2009 First Half Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee Payments Due Monday, June 15
  • Late payment penalty and interest will be assessed on all accounts not paid by the due date.

More Information:

The City of Alexandria reminds property owners that the first half 2009 Real Estate Tax and Refuse Fee payments are due June 15. To avoid a late payment penalty and interest, payment must be received by the City or postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than June 15. 

If you have not received a bill in the mail and do not have your real estate tax paid by your mortgage company, contact the City’s Treasury Division at, or call 703.838.4777 (703.746.3902 after June 1) to request a duplicate bill. Failure to receive a tax bill is not grounds for waiving the late payment penalty and interest, or extending the June 15 due date.

Late payment penalty and interest will be assessed on all real estate tax and refuse fee that is not paid or postmarked by the due date. The late payment penalty is ten percent of the tax and refuse fee or $10, whichever is greater. Interest accrues at an annual rate of 10 percent for the first year and 5 percent for each year thereafter, beginning June 16, 2009, and continuing until all tax, refuse fee and penalty are paid. The Code of Virginia does not allow for waiver of tax, penalty or interest due to inability to pay.  While the due date for eligibility for tax relief programs has passed, if you are experiencing financial difficulties, you may qualify for other City relief programs. Visit and select Housing or Human Services in the departmental menu for more information.

Property owners may pay in person at the Treasury Division, City Hall, 301 King St., Room 1510, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Due to budget constraints, there are no extended Saturday hours. Tax bills may be paid in person by cash, check, or Discover Card. Discover will assess a fee for using this service.
The Finance Department urges Alexandria property owners to avoid waiting in line by using one of the other convenient methods for paying the real estate tax, which are listed at

Property owners with a new mailing address or who have questions concerning assessments or appeals should contact the Department of Real Estate Assessments at, or call 703.838.4646 to ensure that all future bills and correspondence are mailed to the correct address.
For more information on real estate tax, please visit For information on payments, late payment penalty and interest, contact the Treasury Division or get more information from the Alexandria Tax Guide at

Si necesita ayuda en Español, por favor llame al 703.838.5083 (703.746.3907 despues del primero de junio).

For more information, contact Jennifer Harris, Communications Officer, Office of Communications, at 703.838.5078 or