Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Botetourt and Roanoke County Officials Cooperate to Correct Property Errors

Botetourt County Press Release
03/26/2007

Fincastle – Sixty-one properties along the Botetourt-Roanoke County boundary are registered in the wrong county. This was discovered by Botetourt and Roanoke County officials using digital mapping software that is more accurate than traditional paper maps.

Botetourt and Roanoke County officials are working together to correct the errors. Letters are being mailed to affected property owners notifying them that their properties will be registered with the correct county and that county services will begin to be provided by the correct county effective July 1, 2007. Local real estate and personal property taxes will be changed effective January 1, 2008.

While some services will be affected, such as voting and law enforcement, other services, such as libraries, will not. Still other services, like education, may change or not, depending on where a particular property is located. Officials are trying to clarify the impact as much as possible by customizing letters to affected residents.

Of the 61 properties affected, 54 will transfer from Roanoke County to Botetourt County and 7 will transfer from Botetourt to Roanoke.
The counties have placed notices in The Roanoke Times and will conduct an informational meeting to answer affected residents’ questions. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 23rd from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the auditorium of the Read Mountain Middle School, 182 Orchard Hill Drive, Cloverdale.

Only affected landowners will be notified.

For more information, contact
David Moorman, Deputy County Administrator, Botetourt County540-473-8239
John Chambliss, Assistant County Administrator, Roanoke County540-776-727

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