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The reason taxes are paid to the Town and to the County is explained by the Town Manager on the page Double Taxation.
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New residents should contact Town Hall (540) 347-2678). You will need the following information when you call:
You may request water and sewer services be connected or disconnected using our online Water and Sewer Services Form. Please be sure to include a daytime telephone number so we may contact you with any questions.
The Town of Warrenton serves the corporate limits as well as Ivy Hill, Warrenton Lakes, Windsor Ridge, and Foxland Village subdivisions.
The easiest way to pay these Town bills is online, using our Online Payment System. You may pay current amounts at any bank located within the Town limits and at some other branches of local banks. You can also use Master Card or Visa in person at Town Hall or by mail.
For any questions, please call (540) 347-1102.
Please give us a call at (540) 347-2678, we will do our best to help.
The first thing you need to do is get settled into your new home and become familiar with the community. Getting utilities connected and addresses changed, locating doctors, supermarkets, etc., will take the first week or so.
Once you have taken care of the essentials, the following things need to be done:
Good question - especially during the first year of ownership and each time your mortgage is sold to another company. Your mortgage company must request, in writing, the tax bill on your property for each due date. If you think your Town taxes have not been paid, or simply wish to confirm that they have been paid, please call the Finance Department at (540) 347-1102. You can also check the status of taxes as they are paid through our Online Payment System.
As the Town prorates personal property taxes, you should notify Fauquier County Commissioner of Revenue and the Department of Motor Vehicles and provide each with a forwarding address. By taking care of this before you leave, you will reduce the chance of receiving an incorrect personal property tax bill.
You will need to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles that your car is now garaged in the Town of Warrenton. The Town does not require vehicle decals any longer. Instead, a vehicle license fee will be added to your personal property tax bill, which is due each year on December 15th.
A higher than usual water bill is usually an indication of a leak. Most of the time the leak can not be seen or heard.
The first thing that should be done is to check the toilet by putting food coloring in the tank and letting the water sit for 30 minutes without flushing. If the water in the bowl turns color then there is a slow leak. If it doesn't seem to be the problem then perhaps a plumber should be called to check the pipes.
Once everything has been checked and there aren't any problems then contact the Town of Warrenton office at (540) 347-2678. The next step is for an employee to come out and check the water lines going to your house for any leaks.
If you do not receive your water bill in the mail, please contact the Town of Warrenton utility billing office at (540) 347-2678. Town of Warrenton Water Bills are always due on the 20th of the month. If the 20th falls on a weekend or holiday, bills are due the next business day. Payments received or postmarked after the due date will be charged a $5 late fee.