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Collection of Delinquent Taxes

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Collection of Delinquent Taxes

The Department of Billings and Collections plays a unique role in the collection of delinquent Real Estate, Personal Property, and Business and Professional License taxes. These taxes provide a major source of revenue to the city of Roanoke for operation and administration of city government, payment of city debts, operation of public schools, libraries, and other general municipal services.

The City Treasurer is responsible for collection of these taxes during the year they are assessed. After the year of assessment, the City Treasurer remains the banker for processing payments for these taxes, but the responsibility of collecting these taxes becomes that of Billings and Collections.

Real Estate taxes are collected on a fiscal year basis and become the responsibility of Billings and Collections on July 1 of the year following their assessment. Personal Property taxes and Business and Professional License taxes are collected on a calendar year basis and become the responsibility of Billings and Collections on January 1 of the year following their assessment.

The city of Roanoke participates in the Vehicle Registration Withholding Program as authorized by . This program allows the city to notify the electronically when a citizen fails to pay property taxes of over $50 per vehicle. The owner of the vehicle cannot renew tags, state decals or vehicle registration until the taxes have been paid. An additional processing fee of $20 per vehicle will be added to the taxes due. Citizens can settle any assessments or pay bills at the City Treasurer's Office in the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building in downtown Roanoke. For more information on this program, call (540) 853-2880.

Additional information on the following taxes may be obtained from the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue:

Here is Information on Payment of Taxes & Bills