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City of Alexandria Second Half Real Estate Taxes and Refuse Fees Due Friday, November 15

News Highlights:

  • 2013 second half real estate tax and refuse fee payments are due Friday, November 15.
  • Late payment penalty and interest will be assessed on all accounts not paid by the due date.
  • The City encourages taxpayers to avoid waiting in line by using one of the alternate payment methods offered by the City.

More Information:

The City of Alexandria reminds property owners that second half 2013 real estate tax and refuse fee payments are due Friday, November 15. To be considered on time, payment must be received by the City or postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than November 15.  In accordance with City Code, late payment penalty and interest will be assessed on all real estate taxes and refuse fees that are not paid or postmarked by the due date. The late payment penalty is 10 percent of the combined total for 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 November 16, 2013, and continuing until the entire outstanding balance is paid.

The Code of Virginia does not allow for extension of the due date or for the waiver of tax, penalty, or interest due to the property owner’s inability to pay or failure to receive a tax bill.  Any property owner who has not received a bill in the mail and does not have real estate taxes paid through a mortgage company should contact the City’s Treasury Division at or call 703.746.3902, Option 8, to request a duplicate bill. Property owners who have refinanced in the past year may wish to verify that their current mortgage company has received their real estate tax bill.

Property owners can avoid the lines at City hall and pay online with a credit card or eCheck. For more information about this, and the many other ways to pay, visit

If you have changed your mailing address or have assessment or appeals questions, contact the Department of Real Estate Assessments at or call 703.746.4646.

More information on real estate taxes, including the “Real Estate Tax History Search and Pay” service, is available at Additional information on payments, late payment penalty, and interest is available through the Alexandria Tax Guide online at or through the Treasury Division.

Si necesita ayuda en Español, por favor llame al 703.746.3907.