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Code of Virginia
Title 58.1. Taxation
Chapter 31. Local Officers
11/13/2019

§ 58.1-3129. Destruction of paid tax tickets; other tax tickets; records.

A. The treasurer may, with the consent of the governing body, destroy all paid tax tickets at any time after five years from the end of the fiscal year during which taxes represented by such tickets were paid, in accordance with retention regulations pursuant to the Virginia Public Records Act (§ 42.1-76 et seq.).

B. The treasurer may, at any time after the expiration of three years from the date he certifies the lists mentioned in § 58.1-1801 and subdivisions 2 and 4 of § 58.1-3921, and after the expiration of five years from the date he certifies the list mentioned in subdivision 3 of § 58.1-3921, destroy the tax tickets made out by him for the taxes and levies included therein, provided the certification of the Auditor of Public Accounts is obtained to the effect that these tickets are no longer needed for audit purposes.

C. The treasurer may cause records to be destroyed after audit, with the consent of the Auditor of Public Accounts and the Librarian of Virginia, in accordance with retention regulations for records maintained by the treasurer established under the Virginia Public Records Act (§ 42.1-76 et seq.).

D. In lieu of retaining the original tax tickets for at least five years after the end of the fiscal year during which taxes represented by such tickets were paid, the treasurer, with the consent of the Auditor of Public Accounts and the local governing body, may have the original tax tickets copied. Any such copies shall be on a durable medium that complies with the requirements of the Virginia Public Records Act. After copying, the original tax tickets may be destroyed in accordance with the provisions of § 15.2-1412 and the copies shall be retained in accordance with the provisions of subsections A, B and C of this section, mutatis mutandis. Any such copy may be used in any legal proceeding if the copy is authenticated in accordance with applicable law.

Code 1950, §§ 58-919.1, 58-919.2, 58-987; 1956, cc. 372, 634; 1962, c. 502; 1968, c. 442; 1971, Ex. Sess., c. 12; 1972, c. 14; 1975, c. 151; 1981, c. 436; 1982, c. 493; 1984, c. 675; 1996, c. 323; 1998, c. 427.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.