Public Rights-of-Way Use Fee

Newport News Public Rights-of-Way Use Fee
The City of Newport News charges a monthly right-of-way use fee on each local telephone access line. The telephone service provider charges the fee to the purchaser of local telephone service.

The Virginia Department of Transportation annually sets the rate for the right of way use fee.

Each and every provider of local telephone service is obligated to charge and collect the right of way use fee from the purchaser and remit the fees to the Commissioner of the Revenue on a quarterly basis no later than the last day of the second calendar month following the calendar quarter in which the fees are collected.

The Public Rights-of-Way Use Fee Remittance form (PDF) can be downloaded from the download area.

Refer to the Business Related Taxes rate schedule for current tax rates.

For assistance with Public Rights-Of-Way Use Fee, please call the Related Taxes Department at 757-926-8644.