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2022 Local Events
2022 Local Events

55th Annual Abingdon Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade Announced

 

ABINGDON, VA (Thursday, November 3, 2022) – The 55th Annual Christmas Parade, organized by the Kiwanis Club for the Town of Abingdon, will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The parade is sponsored by Bart Long & Associates Realty and Auction, LLC. 

 

The Kiwanis Club of Abingdon is excited to be back for the 2022 parade, which will march on Main Street from Court Street to Palmer Street.

 

Registration for the parade this year is through Eventbrite. Interested participants may pay by credit card, Apply Pay, or PayPal. More information, such as rules and registration, can be found on the Kiwanis Club website.

 

Those still wishing to pay by check or cash can do so in person at the Washington County Public Library in Abingdon (205 Oak Hill Street) – ask for Amanda Bailey.

 

Regarding public safety, the following statement has been issued by Abingdon Police Department:

 

“For the benefit and safety of all visitors and spectators, there will be NO parking on Main Street from 3 P.M. until the conclusion of the parade. Parking will be available on numerous side streets and in parking lots throughout downtown.”

2022 Local Events

Kingsport Property Taxes Are Due – What you need to know

It’s that time of year again – your 2022 Kingsport property taxes are due. To avoid penalties, property owners must pay those taxes on or before November 30, 2022. Additional penalties of 2% are due on all unpaid 2022 city property taxes on December 1, 2022, 4% due on January 1, 2023 and an additional 1% will be assessed on the 1st of every subsequent month until paid in full.

Please note: penalties assessed for delinquent tax payments cannot be waived by any city official.

Residents can pay city taxes by mail (415 Broad Street), in person or by drive-thru at the Customer Service Center (415 Broad Street, first floor) or online (www.kingsporttn.gov).

The City of Kingsport accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit and debit cards for the payment of property taxes at the Customer Service Center, online and at the new JACK payment kiosk. A 2.75% card processing fee will be assessed for all property taxes paid by credit/debit cards.

Payments by check may be put in an envelope and dropped in the drop box of Lane 2 of the drive-thru at City Hall.

The new JACK kiosk, located in Lane 1 of the drive-thru, accepts payments in cash, check, or credit/debit card. There are no additional fees at the kiosk if paying by cash or check. Simply locate your account by typing in your street address and following the instructions on the screen.

New this year – Kingsport residents may now pay their property tax bill online using an eCheck option with no additional fees. Visit www.kingsporttn.gov and select online tax payments. Then after selecting your account or address, select the payment type eCheck and enter the requested bank information.

How can I find out how much I owe before I receive my tax bill?

  • Visit www.kingsporttn.gov.

  • Click PAY ONLINE.

  • Choose ONLINE TAX PAYMENTS.

  • Select Account Search from left side.

  • Using the drop-down menu, select Search by Street Address. Enter your street name and select county, then click the SEARCH button. Click NEXT PAGE until you locate your address. Click on your address to see your tax bill. If you click PAY BILL, you will be directed to pay by credit/debit card or eCheck. If you prefer not to pay online, you can print the page and mail it in with your check. The mailing address is Kingsport Customer Service Center, 415 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

What if I did not receive a tax bill?

Please allow time for the mail to reach you. If you have not received your tax bill by November 7, action may be needed.

First, contact the Customer Service Center at 423-229-9418.  Please be aware, failing to receive a tax notice or disputing a property’s assessed value are not valid reasons for not paying on time. Penalties will still be assessed.

Second, if you need to update the mailing address or contact information for your property, you must contact the Property Tax Assessors Office in the county where your property is located.

Sullivan County Property Tax Assessor

3411 HIGHWAY 126

BLOUNTVILLE, TN  37617

423-323-6455

 

Hawkins County Property Tax Assessor

110 EAST MAIN ST

ROGERSVILLE, TN  37857

423-272-8505

Is there any tax relief available?

You may qualify for assistance from the State of Tennessee if:

  1. You will be at least 65 years old on or before Dec. 31, 2022, -OR –

You were totally and permanently disabled as rated by the Social Security Administration or other qualified agency on or before Dec. 31, 2022. –AND-

 

  1. Your combined 2021 annual income for the applicant, applicant’s spouse, and all other owners of the property is less than $31,600 total. –AND-

 

  1. You owned and lived in the home as your main residence in 2022. –OR-

 

  1. You are a 100% service connected disabled veteran or surviving spouse of a 100% service connected disabled veteran (regardless of total annual income).

Please visit the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury site for a complete list of requirements at http://www.tncot.cc/taxrelief or to speak to the state, call 615-747-8871.

 

The City of Kingsport Customer Service Center can be reached at 423-343-9860.

Leesburg Ruritan  turkey shoot happening every Saturday night from 5:30 pm until about 7:00 pm.  The cost is $2.50 per round with a minimum of 5 rounds.  This is happening at 1429 Old Stagecoach Road, Jonesborough, TN.  For any questions don’t hesitate to call Carl Barker at 856-466-1695.