Sanitary Districts

Overview

Sanitary districts are special tax districts created by the Board of Supervisors upon petition by property owners. They provide additional funding for road maintenance, amenities, and other needs.

District Creation

  • Initiated by petition of 50 voters or 50% of voters
  • District boundaries and tax uses set by Board ordinance

Governance

  • Advisory board of HOA/POA representatives
  • Board of Supervisors appoints advisory board if no HOA/POA

Budget Process

  • Proposed budget and tax rate submitted to Board
  • Public hearing held
  • Board adopts final budget and tax rate

Billing

  • Separate from real estate taxes
  • Delinquent taxes result in property liens
  • Combined bill for convenience

Sanitary Districts & Rates

The following are the Sanitary District rates for 2023 - 2024:

  • Blue Mountain Sanitary District $65.00 per lot plus $0.24 per $100 of assessed value on improvements 
  • Cedarville Heights Sanitary District $200.00 per lot 
  • High Knob Sanitary District $478.00 per unimproved lot; $773.00 per improved lot 
  • Lake Front Royal Sanitary District $410.00 per lot plus $0.05 per $100 of assessed value on improvements 
  • Linden Heights Sanitary District $375.00 per lot 
  • Osprey Lane Sanitary District $100.00 per unimproved lot; $1,000.00 per improved lot 
  • Riverside Sanitary District $60.00 per lot plus $0.12 per $100 of assessed value on improvements 
  • Shangri-La Sanitary District $385.00 per lot 
  • Shannon Woods Sanitary District $300.00 per lot 
  • Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District $350.00 per lot 
  • Shenandoah Shores Sanitary District $65.00 per lot plus $0.20 per $100 of assessed value on improvements 
  • Skyland Estates Sanitary District $0.37 per $100 of assessed value of unimproved lot plus $0.37 per $100 of assessed value on improvements 
  • South River Estates Sanitary District $300.00 per lot plus $0.05 per $100 of assessed value on improvements 
  • Wildcat Drive Sanitary District $150.00 per unimproved lot; $400.00 per improved lot
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