Reassessments – The Real Estate Assessment Division recently completed assessments of all real property in the County. Assessments are based on the fair market value of the property as of January 1, 2010 and are effective through June 30, 2012. Notices were mailed in late February to property owners whose assessment had changed since January 1, 2009.
Review and appeal information is available here or by calling 253-6650.
The County offers a real estate tax relief program for elderly and disabled citizens who are 65 or older and those who are permanently and totally disabled who meet certain income and financial worth qualifications. For more information on this relief program and others, contact the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office.
Floods – Flooding is the most common natural disaster in Virginia. Just one inch of water in a home or office leads to about $8,000 in cleanup, including replacing drywall, baseboards, floor coverings and furniture. However, flooding is not covered under most homeowners’ insurance policies. Visit Ready Virginia or FEMA’s FloodSmart to learn what you can do to protect your family.
Satellite Services – Where can you register for swimming classes, get your dog tags, pay your taxes, apply for a job and register to vote – all at one counter? The County’s Satellite Services office can help you accomplish almost everything on your “County To Do” list including select DMV tasks. Visit Satellite Services for more information.
Taxes– Need help filing your State or Federal Income Taxes? IRS trained volunteers from AARP and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) are available to help you navigate the process. Locations and times are available here along with a list of what you need to bring.
Spring Clean Up – The James City Clean County Commission’s 29th Annual Spring Cleanup will be held over three consecutive Saturdays - April 10, 17 and 24. The annual event is a litter cleanup and beautification program open to James City County civic, youth and neighborhood organizations. Participants receive safety vests, litter bags and free disposal. Applications are available here or by calling the James City Clean County Commission at 565-3664. Applications are due April 1.
Census 2010– This month, all households will receive the 2010 Census form in the mail. The form has ten easy questions and it takes only ten minutes to complete. It’s safe, easy and important. Results from the Census are used to divide up the 435 seats in the US House of Representatives, appropriate $400+ billion annually in Federal funds to states and communities and more. Visit the Census website or call 1-800-923-8282 to learn more.
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