Tax Deadline Extended: At their May 24 meeting, Chesapeake City Council extended the payment deadline for personal property taxes, real estate taxes, and the stormwater utility fee to June 30, 2022. All bills have been mailed so if you haven't already received yours, you should soon. You can pay your bills in a variety of ways - online, by drop box, by mail, or in person.
Memorial Day Schedule: All City offices, courts, and community centers will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. The Chesapeake Visitor Center and Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Administrative Office will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All Chesapeake Public Libraries will be closed on Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30. There will be no changes to the trash or recycling collection schedules. The Mayor's Commission on Veterans Affairs will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m. in front of City Hall. The ceremony will be open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will move into City Council Chambers.
Recycling Delays: Many residents have expressed concerns recently about the quality and timeliness of collection service from TFC Recycling. We're aware of the delays and are told by TFC that it's due to ongoing staffing and equipment shortages. We are continuing to report missed collections to TFC Recycling, as we work to ensure that our residents receive the best possible service through the end of TFC's contract. Please continue to place your blue bin at the curb on your scheduled collection date, and leave it there until it is emptied.
Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing: It can be unnerving to see smoke come out of your drains but it could mean the Public Utilities Department is working in your area. Smoke testing is done to find leaks and damage in the City's side of the sewer system. If smoke gets into your home, that means there's damage on your end as well and it's time to call a plumber. Learn more about the process and view the smoke testing schedule.