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Board of Supervisors

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1. Which supervisor represents my district?
2. How can I receive notifications about upcoming Board of Supervisors meetings?

Building Development

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1. What is the current residential building code edition enforced in New Kent County and how long will it be in effect?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. What happens if I build the structure without a building permit?
4. What are the county setback requirements for my house or garage?
5. How long is a permit good for?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. Why do I have to wait until the next working day to get my inspection?

Commissioner of Revenue - Administrative Appeals

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1. How can I correct an error in my business tax filing?
2. What is an administrative appeal?
3. How do I file an appeal?
4. When will my taxes be due if I am appealing my assessment?
5. What if I disagree with the determination by the Commissioner of Revenue?

Commissioner of Revenue - Business Licensing

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1. Do I need a business License?
2. How do I apply for a business license?
3. How much will the license cost?
4. When/how do I renew my license?

Commissioner of Revenue - Income Tax

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1. Does New Kent County process State income taxes?

Commissioner of Revenue - Individual Personal Property

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1. What is considered individual personal property?
2. How do I file an individual personal property return? What is the filing deadline?
3. How do I know if my vehicle needs a county decal?
4. I am a new resident to New Kent County. How do I register with the county?
5. I am moving out of New Kent County. What do I need to do?
6. I am planning to dispose of my vehicle. What do I need to do?
7. Do I need to register a leased vehicle with New Kent County?
8. I am in the military; do I have to pay personal property taxes?
9. I own an antique vehicle with antique/vintage restricted tags, do I have to register this vehicle?
10. My spouse and I are separated and our vehicle is jointly owned. Who is responsible for the personal property taxes?
11. How do you determine the assessment on a vehicle?
12. When are personal property taxes due? Where do I send payements? How much did I pay in taxes last year?
13. Does New Kent County offer a discount for vehicles with high mileage?
14. Why do I need to file for the high mileage discount every year?
15. How do I contact DMV to update my vehicle information?
16. When will I stop paying personal property tax?

Commissioner of Revenue - Real Estate

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1. What is the real estate tax rate?
2. Where can I find out how much I have paid in real estate taxes?
3. How often is my real estate assessed?
4. Where can I get a copy of my survey/plat/deed?
5. How do I find out the current owner on a parcel of land?
6. Where are the parcel maps located?
7. Where can I find assessments for real estate located in New Kent?
8. I just built a new home. What will my taxes be?
9. How do I find out about any easements or rights-of-way on my property?
10. Where can I find out how my property is zoned?
11. Where do I get a building permit?
12. I recently paid off my mortgage. Is there anything I need to do?
13. When are real estate taxes due?
14. When I purchase new property, when will the tax ticket reflect the change?
15. How do I find out information on the Agricultural & Forestry District program?

Commissioner of Revenue - Reassessment

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1. Why tax Real Property?
2. What is the difference between real and presonal property?
3. What is the difference between the sale price, an appraisal, and an assessment?
4. If I no longer own this property, what should I do with the notice?
5. Can I obtain a copy of my real estate assessment card?
6. If my taxes are paid through my mortgage escrow, do I have to do anything with this new assessment?
7. How will this affect my taxes?
8. Why does the Commissioner of Revenue’s office re-inspect my property even if nothing has changed?
9. Why do the assessors not schedule for an appointment to come inspect a property?
10. Why was my property not inspected this year?
11. Do assessors go inside the home during an inspection?
12. Do I have to allow the assessor on to my property?
13. What is a statutory assessment?
14. The reassessment process has always been overwhelming. Why should I expect this year to be any different?
15. How does the Commissioner of Revenue’s office come up with a value for my assessment?
16. If I just recently sold my home, isn’t that the fair market value?
17. Do all improvements the same age get the same amount of depreciation?
18. Do all New Kent County assessors use the same methods in assessing my home?
19. Why are some properties assessed higher or lower than what they sell for?
20. Why is my assessment changing?
21. How can a property be assessed for more than its purchase price?
22. How can my land value increase at a faster rate than my house?
23. Do all assessments change at the same rate?
24. What is a “Site” and how is it valued?
25. Why is the acreage of my property valued at a higher price per acre than my neighbor?
26. Why is the foundation of my home included in the assessment?
27. How can you tax an outbuilding that has no electricity and is not livable?
28. My house is under construction and only partially complete. Why are you not waiting until it is complete to assess me?
29. What if my new assessment is too high?
30. If my assessed value of my property goes down, will my taxes go down?
31. Why did I receive a prorated tax bill?
32. Is there tax relief for the elderly or disabled?
33. I live in a manufactured “mobile” home, what is the “Improvement Value” that I am taxed for?
34. What if I see a factual error on my property record card?

Commissioner of Revenue - Tangible Business Property - Machinery & Tools

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1. What is considered Business Personal Property?
2. What is the tax rate for business personal property?
3. How do I file a business property return? What is the deadline?
4. I work out of my home; do I still have to file?
5. How is my business property valued?
6. Do I have to file a new business property return each year?
7. Do I have to file if I have no equipment to report?

Commissioner of Revenue - Tax Relief

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1. What tax relief programs are available in New Kent County?
2. Who qualifies for tax relief?
3. How do I apply for tax relief?
4. What is the maximum amount of tax relief I can receive?

Community Development

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1. What is a Comprehensive Plan?
2. Why have a Comprehensive Plan?
3. Why update the Comprehensive Plan?
4. What is the relationship between the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning?
5. Who owns a house/parcel?
6. Who should I contact to report a street sign down or missing?

DeltAlert (Reverse 911)

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1. What is DeltAlert?

Environmental

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1. When do I need a land disturbance permit from the County?
2. Who is a RLD and where can I find one?
3. What is and where do I apply for a VSMP permit?
4. What is a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Land Use Permit and why would I need one?
5. Where are the Transfer Stations or Refuse Collection and Recycling Centers and what do they accept?
6. Everything I read is full of acronyms, what do they all mean?
7. When/Why does my septic system need to be pumped out?
8. How do I find the location of my septic system and/or my drain field?
9. Where can I purchase RPA signs?

General Services

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1. Can refrigerators be taken at a refuse site?
2. Where can I take my brush to be recycled?

Main

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?
3. What are the operating hours for the County Offices?
4. How do I register for New Kent University?
5. How do I report traffic signs down, overgrown grass in a median, potholes, or any other road-related concerns?

Notify Me

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1. How do I sign up for County news and public notices?

Parks and Recreation

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1. How do I register for a Parks and Recreation Program?
2. Which Community Center does the County operate?
3. How do I submit a Program Proposal?
4. Where is the Parks and Recreation office?

Planning

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1. What are the types of minor subdivisions?
2. What is a minor subdivision?
3. What is a subdivision?
4. What is the approval process for minor subdivisions?
5. Who should I contact to report a missing street name sign?

Public Utilities

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1. How do I sign up for utility service?
2. What fees must I pay to initiate utility service?
3. How long does it take to get my water turned on?
4. How can I close my utility account?
5. How can I get an irrigation (companion or exclusion) meter?
6. I did not use water during this billing period, why am I still getting a bill?
7. How can I pay my utility bill?
8. I made my payment using online banking, why has it not been received?
9. I did not get a utility bill, what should I do?
10. What other utility services does the County offer?
11. Are there other water service providers in New Kent?
12. Who do I contact in the event of a utility emergency?

Sheriff's Office

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1. What should you do if you see a crime occurring?
2. How do I apply for a concealed weapon permit?

Treasurer's Office

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1. How can the Treasurer's Office be contacted?
2. What are the operating hours for the Treasurer's Office?
3. Can I use my credit card at the Treasurer's Office window?
4. Is New Kent a prorating locality?
5. Are there late fees if I miss a due date?
6. I sold my house and/or land on July 5. Why am I getting a bill?
7. Who do I contact if I feel I was billed for the incorrect time period or assessed incorrectly?

Zoning

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1. How close can I build a fence or have my driveway to the property line?
2. Can I put a trailer or a second home on my property?
3. How much land do I have to have to have horses?
4. How many acres do I need to build a house?
5. Can I have chickens or other farm animals?
6. What are the setbacks for my property?