Second half of 2018 real estate tax payments will be accepted through December 6 due to the federal "Special Day of Mourning" for President George H. W. Bush. Payments can be made online, via mailed, by phone, or at the Treasurer's Office (15 N. Cameron Street, 8:00 am-4:30 pm). See below for more details.
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 20 and December 5 (unless the due date falls on a weekend, then the payment will be due on the following Monday).
The tax rate for 2018 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 20 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.
The City of Winchester has partnered with Official Payments and Click2gov to offer online and phone payment options (convenience fee applies) for the following taxes:
- personal property taxes (via Official Payments)
- real estate taxes (via Official Payments or Click2gov)
Click2gov enables citizens access to real estate tax accounts, property assessment information and related account activity. The service also gives citizens the ability to pay real estate taxes using their credit card.
Official Payments Jurisdiction Code: 6239
Pay by Phone via Official Payments: 1-800-272-9829 (toll free and convenience fee applies)
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.
Note: Late payments DO NOT relieve the taxpayer of penalty, accrued interest and collection fees, NOR do payments stop the DMV Registration Withholding process. All taxes due must be paid in full before the next DMV registration date.
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.