Real Estate taxes are assessed as of January first each year by the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office and billed semi-annually and are due on June 5 and December 5 (unless the 5th falls on a weekend, then the payment will be due on the following Monday).
The tax rate for 2015 is $0.91 per $100 of assessed value.
EXAMPLE: A property valued at $100,000 would pay $910.00 in yearly taxes. This amount would be divided into two semi-annual payments of $455.00 each, due on June 5 and December 5.
- A late payment penalty of 10 percent will be charged the day AFTER the due date plus interest of 10% per annum is charged daily beginning the day AFTER the penalty is assessed.
- Failure to receive a tax bill will not relieve you of the penalty and interest applied to all delinquent tax bills.
- If your mortgage company requests your tax bill, the bill will be forwarded to them for payment.
- Payment Plans Available: Arrangements may be made through the Treasurer's Office to set a payment plan for delinquent real estate and personal property taxes before delinquent collection actions are started.
Winchester provides a tax relief program for the elderly or permanently disabled based on income and net worth.
This program is administered by the Commissioner of the Revenue, (540) 667-1815 and applications must be filed by April 1st of each year.
NOTE: This only applies to Real Estate taxes.