Tax Collection Payment information:
We encourage our citizens to use the drop box located in front of the Old Courthouse (Right Wing), 72 Monument Place to make their tax payments. The box will be checked often and will be totally confidential. You can also mail your payments, or pay online through the link to the left of the webpage listed as "online payments". Payments by phone is also available through Official Payments, 1-800-2PAY-TAX and using County Code, 9007. Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills were mailed on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and are due December 7, 2020. Payments are considered on time if postmarked December 7th or in the drop box by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8th.
Northumberland County, Virginia, was originally known as Chickacoan, an Indian district on the Northern Neck, lying between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers, tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.
In 1648, this “Mother County of the Northern Neck” was organized and named after County Northumberland, England. The first white settler to make a permanent home in the county was Col. John Mottrom, sometime between 1635-1640.
In 1648 Northumberland County, Virginia, was officially formed by an act passed by the Burgesses in Jamestown, Virginia. It was later divided into three additional counties: Lancaster, Richmond and Westmoreland. Northumberland County has an area of approximately 222 square miles and a population of 12,400 people.
For hundreds of years, Northumberland remained a county largely isolated from the rest of the state due to the lack of a road network. But in 1926, with the bridge crossing from Essex County to the Northern Neck, with access to the west, growth began in the area.
The Courthouse will be closing at Noon on Wednesday, November 25th and remain closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. We will re-open on Monday, November 30th.
Please call us to report damages to County Street Signs at 804-580-7666