Charlotte, NC asked in Tax Law for Virginia

Q: My propett taxes are delinquent. Ad a has been posted. Proceedings will start 6/14/19 Section 58.1-3965. I

I have been told by Powhatan's lawyer that next I will receive a summons; then go to court in August; then property goes for sale in September. Is this correct?

I am raising the funds to pay it off.

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Andrew M Steiger
Andrew M Steiger
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • St. Clair Shores, MI

A: Based on the statute you cited, this timing may be correct. The statute 58.1-3965 also states that you may be able to work out a deal with the local treasurer to pay off the delinquent tax balance over a period of up to 36 months. You should contact the local treasurer ASAP to try to work out a plan that you can satisfy. If you can do that, the treasurer should contact the court prior to your June hearing to notify the court that a plan is in place and to hold off selling the property. If that doesn't work out, contact a local property tax attorney. The statute also provides redemption of the property by paying off the entire delinquent balance prior to the sale date.

Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer

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