Blacksburg has an area of 19.4 square miles and a population of approximately 44,000. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University located in Blacksburg has an enrollment of about 29,000; approximately 9,000 students live on campus.
Town council meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Blacksburg Municipal Building and are open to the public.
Municipal Building 961-1100
P.O. Box 90003, 300 S. Main Street, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9003
|Deputy Town Manager--Operations
|Deputy Town Manager--Community Development
| Town Clerk
|Community Relations Manager
|Director of Finance
|Director of Engineering & GIS
|| Randy Formica
|Director of Planning & Building
|Chief of Police
|Director of Public Works
|Director of Parks & Recreation
|Fire Department Chief
|Rescue Squad Chief
||443-7100 ext 2051
Real Property Tax.
Assessments for property within the Town boundaries are supplied by the County Commissioner of Revenue. The tax is applied to real property only and not personal property. The tax rate for FY 2017 is $0.25 per $100 of assessed value (100 percent Fair Market Value). Taxes are due and payable on June 5 and December 5.
Motor Vehicle License Fee.
The automobile license fee for Town residents is $25.00 per vehicle and is due January 1.
Consumer Utility Tax.
A 20% tax is levied on utilities with a maximum of $3.00 tax per month on electric and natural gas consumption. Utility companies collect these taxes in the monthly bill.
Water and Sewer Rates.
Fixed charge: water $3.09 (inside limits) $5.39 (outside), Sewer $3.12 (inside) $5.45 (outside). Charges per 1,000 gallons· Water $5.21/$9.09. Sewer $5.43/$9.50.
Stormwater Utility Fee.
This residential fee of $6 per month supports infrastructure improvements and water quality.
Refuse and Recycling.
$22.20 monthly; weekly curbside pickup. Place all refuse in the blue cart provided by Waste Industries. All mixed paper and commingled containers can be recycled at curbside. Place shredded paper in a paper or plastic bag. The Town provides refuse and recycling customers with Spring and Fall Cleanup with Brush Collection, Christmas Tree Collection, and Leaf Collection. Each spring, the Town participates in a Household Hazardous Waste Day for proper disposal of household chemicals. More information: 961-1806, firstname.lastname@example.org
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A 6% meals tax (in addition to the State sales tax of 5.3%) is applied to the purchase of any prepared food and drink, whether bought in a restaurant, fast food establishment, convenience store, deli, or other place of business.
Transient Lodging Tax.
a 7% lodging tax (in addition to the state sales tax of 5.3%) is applied to the total amount paid for lodging.
. Homestay is the rental of residential property (your home), or a portion of it, to guests for short term stay. Often homeowners use web-based platforms such as AirBnB, Cragislist or HomeAway for advertising and booking of this type of short term or transient rental. As of January 1, 2017, this type of rental activity is allowed in the Town of Blacksburg subject to standards adopted by Town Council. To qualify, you must (i) be the property owner and (ii) live in the home you plan to rent. There are other requirements related to the number of times you may rent your home in a year, host and guest information, and guest safety standards. Lodging taxes must be paid for this type of rental. See homestay
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