The Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for maintaining the real estate information for the county and for preparing the yearly real estate land book. The land book is the basis from which the real estate tax bills are generated. The Commissioner of the Revenue is also responsible for administering the Tax Relief Program for the Elderly and Disabled and for adjusting the property value for approved AFD properties. Any questions regarding AFD program should be directed to the Planning Department.
The real estate records are based on the instruments that are recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court. The Clerk of the Circuit Court furnishes copies of all recorded instruments, such as deeds, plats, and wills, to the Commissioner's Office. The office staff then uses this information to update the real estate records.
To determine the tax amount for real estate, multiply the total assessed value by the current real estate tax rate. The Assessor is responsible for the valuation of real estate property in New Kent County and does not have the authority to set the real estate tax rate.
The real estate tax bills are mailed and collected by the Treasurer. Real estate bills are due once a year on December 5th. Questions regarding tax payments and mortgages should be directed to the Treasurer at (804) 966-9615.