For the fourth year, Loudoun County property owners are being asked to complete the vehicle reporting process online, which replaces the need to return by mail a form for each automobile, truck, motorcycle, camper, trailer, boat, motor home or aircraft a taxpayer owns.
Residents will receive notices by mail that include an account number to use to review and update personal property tax records for the 2013 tax year. Changes should be reported at www.loudoun.gov/vehicle-file.
Residents can report corrections, address changes, the sale or disposal of a vehicle or unusually high mileage, because these factors can affect property valuations and the number of months for which residents must pay taxes. Changes must be submitted by Feb. 1 to establish accurate assessments for the year.
To avoid late fees, residents must report newly acquired vehicles or those that have recently entered Loudoun to the commissioner of the revenue within 60 days of purchase or a move to the county. For information or filing assistance, go to www.loudoun.gov/cor or contact the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-777-0260.
Taxpayers who do not have Internet access may submit a written statement for any changes or stop by the commissioner of the revenue offices in Leesburg or Sterling from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
The Leesburg office is on the first floor of the government center, 1 Harrison St. SE. The Sterling office is at 21641 Ridgetop Cir., Suite 100.
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors set its meeting schedule for 2013 and elected Supervisor Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) as vice chairman.
Under the board’s rules of order, supervisors’ regular business meetings will be at 4 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, with public input beginning at 6 p.m.
The monthly public hearing will be at 6 p.m. second Wednesdays. There will be a meeting this week.
Supervisors meet in the board room of the county government center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Meetings are televised on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40 and Verizon Fios Channel 40, and can also be seen at www.loudoun.gov/webcast. Board meeting dates and times are at www.loudoun.gov/mastercalendar.
At last week’s meeting, the board also made appointments to regional and county boards and to board standing committees: the Economic Development Committee, the Finance, Government Services and Operations Committee, the Joint Board and School Board Committee and the Transportation and Land Use Committee.
Information about the board is at www.loudoun.gov/bos.
— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson