City opens 2021 Tax Amnesty Program for applications

Staff ready to assist; residents can apply all-online, by mail, in person

The City of Richmond has opened the 2021 Tax Amnesty Program for applications. 

The program, made possible by the collaboration of the Department of Finance, Office of the City Attorney, and members of Richmond City Council, allows the city to waive existing penalties and interest on delinquent real estate taxes during the month of March and admissions, lodging and meals taxes during the month of April.


“If you owe penalties or interest on any delinquent taxes, this program is designed to help you,” offered Mayor Stoney. “During such a challenging period for Richmond residents, we want to maximize accessibility to and participation in this program. It’s yet another way the city strives to offer compassionate care.”


Interested parties can learn more about the program and begin the application at those who do not know if they qualify or need help filling out their application, the program’s webpage also includes a convenient online form to solicit personalized assistance from the Department of Finance. 


Due to the unique circumstances of the ongoing pandemic and in interest of maximizing participation, Richmonders are able to apply for the program not only in person at City Hall, but also by mail, by drop box at City Hall or the Eastern District Center, and entirely online.


People who are uncomfortable with applying online or without internet access can arrange for contactless application drop-off and pick-up by calling RVA311 or filling out the assistance form here.


Anyone with questions is encouraged to consult the detailed FAQ documents, background information and assistance form on the webpage. Residents who prefer to speak by phone can call RVA311.