ROCKY MOUNT, VA – In response to citizen requests to reduce the burden of paying all annual real
estate taxes during the December holiday season, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors,
following a public hearing in March 2020, approved going to twice per year tax collection on
real estate for the 2022 calendar year. The first half of residents’ real estate taxes will now be
due on June 6th and the other half will be due on December 5th. This change to twice per year
real estate billing has been previously publicized with the County mailing notification
postcard reminders to all County landowners in March of this year.
Bills for the first half of the 2022 real estate tax will arrive in County landowners’ mailboxes
this week. If your real estate taxes are to be paid by your bank or mortgage company, the tax
statement will be mailed to them. As long as taxes are paid on time, the total amount due in
calendar year 2022 will be the same, simply divided into two equal payments. If, however, real
estate taxes are not paid by the June 6th deadline, penalties and interest will apply.
The County reminds taxpayers that there are resources available to assist residents with
questions. Landowners can go to the County website (www.franklincountyva.gov) for the
most up to date information and answers to frequently asked questions. If a resident has a
question about the payment of their bill, they can contact the Franklin County Treasurer’s
Office at (540) 483-3078. If they have a question about their assessment, they can contact the
Commissioner of Revenue’s Office at (540) 483-3083.
Twice a year payments are only required for real estate taxes. Taxes on personal property
will continue to be due on December 5th.