The town of Halifax will mail 2021 tax bills for personal property and machine and tool taxes next week to residents, businesses and personal property owners.

The taxes are due Dec. 6.

Residents are asked to check each item listed on the tax bill to ensure it reflects accurately all personal property owned as of Jan. 1. If any additions, deletions or adjustments need to be made, residents should call the Halifax County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office at 434-476-3314. That office gathers and provides the tax data to all localities. These corrections will then be forwarded to the town of Halifax.

Halifax continues to offer an online payment option for real estate and personal property tax bills using Paymentus Corp., a third-party automated payment service that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and electronic check. This payment method can only be accessed online or by phone using Paymentus. This system will not be set up for payments in-person at the Halifax Town Hall.

Residents may make a payment anytime. Paymentus will charge a convenience fee for each transaction (the fee covers payment handling and processing charges).

Customers should be ready with:

• For real estate, the five-digit parcel ID number (located on billing statement);

• For personal property, the four-digit tax ID number (located on billing statement); and

• Credit card number or checking account and routing number.

To pay a bill by phone, dial 877-489-1674 to call a secure automated telephone payment system, powered by Paymentus.

To pay a bill online, visit www.townofhalifax.com, and click on the “Pay Online Taxes” bar at the top and go to a secure third-party website at Paymentus.

The office is currently open to the general public. However, if preferred, check or money order payments for the town of Halifax taxes will be accepted at the drop box located outside and to the left of the front door of Town Hall at 70 S. Main St. in Halifax. No cash payments may be left in the drop box.

If a receipt is desired, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope or valid email address. Payments made after the due dates are subject to 10% penalty and 10% interest per annum. Also, any real estate or personal property taxes not paid after the second notice will have a $15 administration fee added along with a stop being placed on your vehicle registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles, incurring an additional fee of $35.

For information about the tax assessment of property, call 434-476-3314.