Virginia Beach extends property and real estate tax bills due dates

The May 31 mass shooting at the city’s Municipal Center led to the closure of offices there Monday.

Virginia Beach city employee DeWayne Craddock used two semi-automatic handguns, a silencer and extended ammunition magazines on Friday to kill 12 people, all but one them colleagues he had worked with for years. Craddock was mortally wounded in an intense gunbattle with police.

In light of that tragic incident and its aftermath, the Treasurer’s Office has extended the deadline for personal property and real estate tax payments normally due on June 5.

Officials said one-time payments will be considered on-time if paid by June 19. Online payment options and drop boxes at each of the Treasurer’s Office locations are available for use 24/7.

The Commissioner of the Revenue’s drive-thru personal property tax appeal at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex will be available through June 11.

It’s open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Follow the signs to the Landstown Road entrance at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex, 4001 Dam Neck Road.

If residents have already paid their personal property bill, they may still appeal and will be refunded any monies should the assessment be lowered, city officials said.

Please Note: For safety reasons, the Commissioner of the Revenue’s drive-thru appeals tent will close during extreme weather conditions and will not conduct normal business activity until favorable weather returns.

Directions to the tent can be viewed on this map​.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.