General Property Tax Rates

Utility Rates Inside Town

Utility Rates  Outside Town

Water and Sewer Taps

Garbage Collection

Business License Fees

Big Cherry Use Permit

Other Taxes

Vehicle Decals

 

GENERAL PROPERTY TAX RATES

Real Property Tax $.44 per $100
Personal Property Tax   .62 per $100
Mobile Homes Tax   .44 per $100
Machinery/Tools   .62 per $100

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UTILITY RATES INSIDE OF TOWN

Water

First 1500 Gallons (Minimum Amount)

Over 1500 Gallons (Per thousand)

$ 16.20

$5.44

Sewer

First 1000 Gallons (Minimum Amount)

Over 1000 Gallons (Per thousand)


$16.20

$4.92

A "High Volume User" is a customer whose average wastewater discharge to the
Town's wastewater treatment plant exceeds 1,500 gallons per day on an annual
basis, and the minimum monthly rate for each high volume user shall be
determined on an annual basis by the Town Manager, and shall equal the
user's pro-rata share of wastewater treatment plant debt and debt reserve
based upon sewer flow as follows:

Minimum Monthly Rate= (High Volume User's Wastewater Flow/ Total Wastewater
Flow) X {Monthly Debt Repayment + Debt Reserve (10%)}, where wastewater flow
is based upon water records.
Monthly Improvement Fee ...........................................................................$7.50

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UTILITY RATES OUTSIDE OF TOWN

Water

First 1500 Gallons (Minimum Amount)

Over 1500 Gallons (Per thousand)


$25.00

$8.35

Sewer

First 1000 Gallons (Minimum Amount)

Over 1000 Gallons (Per thousand)


$27.75

$7.79

A "High Volume User" is a customer whose average wastewater discharge to the
Town's wastewater treatment plant exceeds 1,500 gallons per day on an annual
basis, and the minimum monthly rate for each high volume user shall be
determined on an annual basis by the Town Manager, and shall equal the
user's pro-rata share of wastewater treatment plant debt and debt reserve
based upon sewer flow as follows:

Minimum Monthly Rate= (High Volume User's Wastewater Flow/ Total Wastewater
Flow) X {Monthly Debt Repayment + Debt Reserve (10%)}, where wastewater flow
is based upon water records.
Monthly Improvement Fee............................................................................$7.50

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WATER AND SEWER TAPS

 

Inside of Town

Outside of Town

Water

$550.00

$800.00

Sewer

  400.00

(where available)  650.00

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GARBAGE COLLECTION

Garbage collection is available inside of the Corporate Limits of the Town only.  The residential fee for weekly collection is $10.00 per month.  Commercial fees are based on the frequency of collection required.

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BUSINESS LICENSE FEES

Coin Operated & Vending $20.00 per machine up to 10 machines.  $200 for 11 or more machines
Contractor $.16 per $100 of gross receipts
Retail Sales $.20 per $100 of gross receipts
Wholesale $.13 per $100 of gross receipts
Professionals $.40 per $100 of gross receipts
Business Service $.20 per $100 of gross receipts with $600 maximum
Utilities $.50 per $100 of gross receipts over $6000

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Big Cherry Lake Use Permit

Residents of the Big Stone Gap Service Area $10.00
Persons outside of the Big Stone Gap Service Area $15.00
Persons under 16 years of age Free
Persons 65 years of age or older Free
Lifetime
Persons having a "Disabled" Virginia Hunting or Fishing Permit Free
Lifetime
Note:  This permit allows access to the area only.  Persons desiring to hunt or fish must have all permits required by the State of Virginia and must comply with all state hunting and fishing regulations.
Four wheel drive vehicles are required for access.

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OTHER TAXES

Restaurant Meals Tax 6% Gross
Transient Occupancy Tax 5% Gross
Utility Service - Residential 20% First $15.00
Utility Service - Commercial 20% First $50.00
   

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VEHICLE DECALS

Decal fee due by April 15.  The vehicle registration is required for all vehicles.

$25.00

Motorcycles

23.00

Decal transfer fee (must remove old decals and return when new decal issued)

1.00

All vehicles principally garaged within the Town of Big Stone Gap must  display decals issued by the Town and by Wise County.  The   Wise County decal will be issued by the Town at no charge.  All County and Town personal property tax must be paid before a decal can be issued.

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