WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The deadline to pay Wythe County’s personal property and real estate taxes is Monday, December 5, 2016.
Lori Guynn, Treasurer of Wythe County, stated that her office will be doing a number of things to make paying one’s local taxes easier than ever.
For starters, the treasurer’s office (located inside the Wythe County Court House building) will operate on extended hours in the days leading up to December 5.
Though the treasurer’s office’s normal hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Guynn said that her office will be open until 6 p.m. on the following dates: November 30, December 1, 2 and 5.
Additionally, the county treasurer’s office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
“We realize that for many residents getting to the court house can be quite an inconvenience, so we’re trying to do as much as possible to make paying one’s taxes easier,” stated the county treasurer.
The county will also be providing an opportunity for individuals to pay their taxes online through a third party vendor known as WebFeePay. Individuals wishing to take advantage of the online tax payment system may log on to the following web address: secure.webfeepay.com
Once on the site, users should click the “Make a Payment” button in the middle of the page and will then be guided through the process of paying their taxes online.
Users of the online tax payment portal will be subjected to a convenience fee charged by the third-party provider. This fee will be a flat rate of $3 for E-check payments, while credit/debit payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%.
Real estate and personal property tax bills must be paid separately via the online portal and the account number from the tax bills will be required.
“The online portal will simply serve as an added method for residents to pay their local taxes,” concluded Treasurer Guynn.
Wythe County officials wish to make it clear to local citizens that the online tax payment is only for taxes and not for other county service bills such as water and sewer.
Residents and Wythe County property owners are reminded that even if they have not received a tax bill from the locality, they are still responsible for ensuring their taxes are current; therefore, the treasurer’s office wishes to encourage individuals to contact them should they have any questions regarding the status of their taxes.
The treasurer’s office may be contacted by phone at 276-223-6070.