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The Office of the Assessor of Real Estate strives to maintain accurate real estate records. Please notify us immediately should you identify or suspect an error in your property information by sending us an email to: email@example.com
The tax rate as of July 1, 2018… is $1.24 per $100 of assessed value. To determine the annual tax, multiply your real estate assessment by .0124. Certain districts, designated "Special Tax Districts" have an additional levy added to the base tax rate of $1.24 per $100 of assessed value.
The public may sign up to speak during Public Comment and on Public Hearing Items beginning at 6:00 p.m. The sign-up sheets for Public Hearing Items will be presented to Council promptly at 6:30 p.m. and for Public Comment promptly at 6:45 p.m. Please note that failure to sign up may result in not being able to speak before Council.
1. Place your mouse cursor in an empty area of your PC desktop, right-click, choose New, and then Shortcut.
2. An icon for the new shortcut and a Create Shortcut window will appear.
3. Enter the following URL in the shortcut: https://kronosv8.hampton.gov/wfc/applications/wtk/html/ess/quick-ts.jsp?transfer=yes
Kronos provides an application for both smart phones and tablets to access the Kronos application for use by employees to clock in and out, request time off and manage their accruals. Mobile apps also require a mobile license assigned to the City and each individual user before the mobile app can be activated.
Kronos has apps for smart phones and tablets with Android and iOS.
Yes, you may clock in or out from any city-owned timeclock or any PC connected to the internet. You can clock in using our mobile device in the morning and clock out with a timeclock in the afternoon and both devices will register your punch.
Mobile apps are intended for non-exempt staff who work out in the field for a large portion of their workday. The mobile app allows employees to punch in and out from locations where a city timeclock or a PC is not available. Mobile apps are not intended for exempt staff or for non-exempt staff who work in one primary city location for most of the day. Your supervisor must request a mobile app and identify and describe how the mobile app is needed for your position. To request the mobile app, your supervisor should e-mail the helpdesk at IThelp@hampton.gov. The request will be reviewed by the Kronos team and provided to qualifying staff members. Please be aware that you must already have a mobile device to use the mobile app.
Employees can download the mobile app at any time. However, the Kronos team will need to assign a license to the user before the mobile app can be activated. This will take 2-5 work days assuming the city already has a license for the user. If the IT department needs to order additional mobile licenses from Kronos, then the request could take up to 20 work days to complete the procurement process and activate licenses. Departments should take these time frames into account when hiring or reassigning staff.
Exempt employees are not eligible for a mobile license. Non-exempt employees who telework should have access to a PC at their home, and this device can be used to punch in and punch out. A city device and access to the city network is not required to use the Kronos application from a PC or Mac. The link from Employee Connection provides a way for users to log on to the Kronos application.
No, mobile licenses are intended for non-exempt employees who work in the field permanently. You and your supervisor should communicate daily on the hours you worked if you are assigned to training or work temporarily away from your primary work area. Your supervisor can punch in and out on your behalf while you are away. Employees should check and approve these hours each week to ensure accuracy.
Kronos mobile manager licenses are not being provided at this time. The city only purchases employee mobile licenses for non-exempt employees. Managers generally have access to PCs and timeclocks in their assigned work areas.
Yes, you may use your personal smartphone to clock in and out with Kronos. You will need to request a license for the mobile app on your personal or city phone.
Instructions are on Employee Connection here.
Kronos requires that GPS be turned on. Kronos tracks your location at the time that you clock in and clock out only. Your location is not tracked between punches. This applies to both city and personal mobile devices. Supervisors and managers may request reports on the location of employees when they punch in and out.
No, the Kronos mobile app does not store data on the mobile device. City IT staff do not have access to your personal phone data if you have installed the Kronos app. If the only city app on your phone is Kronos, the city has no access to data on your personal phone. Keep in mind, if you have installed Exchange 365 on your mobile device and use it to receive city e-mail on your personal mobile device, the city IT staff can disable your account and wipe data from your phone remotely.
No, your Kronos data is stored in the Kronos system controlled by the city. Kronos data is not stored on your mobile device. However, Kronos data may be considered public information. If a FOIA request were made for your timekeeping data and it were deemed public, the city would retrieve this data from the city system. Your personal phone would not be part of the data collection process for Kronos data requests.
Kronos charges the IT Department for each mobile license. The mobile app is free, but the app will not work without a mobile license. Mobile licenses incur a one-time charge and an annual maintenance charge for each license. The IT Department pays for mobile licenses for city departments. Mobile licenses are only provided to non-exempt employees where most of an employee’s work day is spent in the field or there is some other work-related compelling justification for use of the mobile app. Departments are responsible for paying for the mobile device and monthly carrier service charges. In some cases where a non-city organization is using a mobile app, there may be a license or usage charge.
However, the city currently offers a 457 plan through ICMA-RC and all employees are eligible to contribute, including part time & WAE employees. The 457 Plan allows participants to set aside pre-tax money (through payroll deductions) for retirement purposes. The member is free to choose how much they want to contribute.
Certain types of fireworks, such as firecrackers, bottle rockets and roman candles, may be purchased legally in other areas, but may not be possessed or used in the City of Hampton. Bringing unapproved fireworks from other jurisdictions in to the City of Hampton is an illegal act that constitutes a Class 1 misdemeanor. Unapproved fireworks may be confiscated and the offending parties fined up to $1,200 and/or sentenced to up to one year in jail.
You may complete the Financial Hardship Certification Form and submit it, along with the required documentation, to the Treasurer’s Office for review. As of July 26, 2018, all inquiries regarding hardship/payment arrangements for EMS Cost Recovery Program bills are being handled by the Treasurer’s Office. Please call 757-728-5052 if you need additional assistance.
There are medical transport services available in the area. Your local phone directory or online searches should provide you with options and contact information for alternative services (medical transport, private ambulance services, or taxis, etc.).
The enslaved Africans aboard the San Juan Bautista were captured by Portuguese and Imbangala forces from the kingdom of Ndongo, in West Central Africa. The Ndongo captives were Kimbundu-speaking people from Kabasa, the capital city, and other urban areas targeted by the Portuguese invasion.
Only a few of the first Africans are named in early Virginia records. In Elizabeth City (today’s Hampton), Anthony and Isabella labored on land owned by Captain William Tucker. By 1625, they had a son, also named William, who was African child named in Virginia records. Anthony and Isabella probably arrived on the White Lion or Treasurer in 1619, but records do not say for sure. At Jamestown, Angelo (or Angela) labored for William Peirce. She arrived on the Treasurer. Another important early African was Anthony Johnson, who arrived from England on the James in 1621. Johnson’s experience was unusual; he was able to earn or purchase his freedom and eventually acquired land on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
The historical record does not say for sure, but most historians agree the vast majority of Virginia’s earliest Africans were enslaved. Certainly, they were enslaved on board the Spanish ship San Juan Bautista. When they arrived in Virginia, they were traded as commodities. There are no historical records to indicate they were given regular indenture contracts used by English servants. Once in Virginia, a few Africans may have been treated in a manner similar to white indentured servants or had an opportunity to earn freedom, but existing records do not indicate this was the experience for most Africans, who were enslaved from the outset.
The White Lion, the English ship carrying the first Africans, arrived in Virginia at Point Comfort. Original sources do not say where the Africans came ashore first, but they probably did so while at Point Comfort. The White Lion spent over a month in Virginia and probably also sailed to Jamestown.
Africans were present in Spanish colonies in America since 1501, and during the later 1500s were part of Spanish colonization in Florida and present-day South Carolina. Enslaved Africans were also present in the English colony of Bermuda in 1616. However, the enslaved Africans who arrived at Point Comfort in 1619 were the beginning of race-based slavery in America and are the “founders” of today’s African American population.
The first Africans’ arrival in Virginia launched a system of oppression that fundamentally shaped our nation and culture and laid the foundation for generations of African Americans and their descendants. Hampton symbolizes the complexities of our history and encourages us to understand how we became who we are today. Hampton is where American slavery began. But, in a twist of fate, Hampton is also the place where slavery began to end. In the earliest days of the Civil War, three enslaved men sought freedom and escaped to Fort Monroe (at Point Comfort). Their actions spurred a massive resistance movement and sparked a shift in the United States’ policy toward emancipation and ultimately abolition. The legacy of 1619 defines our nation’s journey toward freedom.
The City of Hampton provides guidelines for handling City records. Its purpose is to promote consistent record retention practices by City departments, that allows for ongoing compliance with local, state and federal law, including the Virginia Public Records Act, and to meet requirements of external entities, when necessary.
Each department should establish a "records liaison" responsible for the implementation of the guidelines. The Records Manager serves to assist City staff with implementing the LVA’s retention guidelines, and serves as a resource for staff seeking information. Download Records Management Manual
If you are unsure what the destruction date of your records should be, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Destruction of Offsite Records
The LVA provides specific instruction regarding destruction and designates when shredding is the only or preferred alternative. Reviewing the LVA’s Retention Schedule(s) will provide you with the information you need to safely perform records destruction. Destruction of Records Information Sheet
For complete information, see http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/bb899685.aspx Also, see our list of videos for OWA.
Office 365 support for data encryption for at rest technologies is designed to minimize the risk of information leakage by encrypting the content, allowing access only by the intended users and by extending the protection beyond the initial publication location. Microsoft’s IRM goes further by restricting the actions allowed on the protected content and also encrypting Office application document attachments.
Office 365 mitigates against the risk of unauthorized physical access with extensive physical protections in their datacenters and operational procedures.
If you send large numbers of emails to internal staff members, you can contact IT and we will assist you with a solution through the creation of an appropriate distribution list or alternative service.
You can access your email, calendar, and contacts by signing into Outlook Web Access (OWA.) The link is http://outlook.com/owa/hampton.gov. A link to OWA is also available from the FAQ page on our intranet http://cityweb/it/office365/default.aspx.
There are some things you may need to do to transition your mobile device to the cloud:
Mobile Device Configuration
Users with personal devices that need additional support can go here: Link for outlook help
Some current distribution lists include both external and internal e-mail users. Wherever possible, these distribution lists should be locked down to only City employees to reduce the risk of spam and the possibility of misinformation going outside our network. We encourage departments to review their distribution lists closely and to identify all that can be locked down to City employees only.
Users should also select the distribution list from the Address Book. There will be some title changes to distribution lists as we migrate to Office 365. Currently, some distribution lists use Hampton.com in their address. These will be changed to Hampton.gov. Selecting the distribution list from the address book versus typing it in will ensure you select the correct name.
YES, for any announced gathering held outdoors on city property (City Scale 500+) whenever any of the following criteria are met:(a) Attendance is expected to exceed 250 people at any one point in time;(b) Public street or other public right-of-way closure will be required;(c) Live entertainment, mobile vendors, or alcoholic beverages will be provided; or(d) Admission will be charged.
YES, for any announced gathering held outdoors not on city property (City Scale 250-499) whenever any of the following criteria are met:(a) Attendance is expected to exceed 250 people at any one point in time;(b) Public street or other public right-of-way closure will be required;(c) Mobile vendors will be provided; or(d) Admission will be charged.
YES, for any announced gathering held outdoors on city property (Neighborhood Scale) where all of the following criteria are met:(a) Attendance is not expected to exceed 250 people total;(b) No mobile vendors or alcoholic beverages will be provided;(c) Admission will not be charged;(d) No public streets or other public rights-of-way are required to be closed; and(e) The event will be held on city property identified on the Neighborhood-Scale Public Special Event Map.
Events exempt from special event permitting include:(a) Normal and customary use of City of Hampton owned or leased outdoor recreational facilities(b) Rentals of city parks, including park shelters, but only if none of the City-Scale Public Special Event Criteria are met.(c) Customary and regularly scheduled public school, private school, or college/university activities taking place on the school or college/university’s property, unless the event requires closure of a public street or other public right-of-way, or use of additional City of Hampton staff.(d) Normal and customary events taking place at open-air venues permitted by the City of Hampton zoning ordinance when the event will not exceed the capacity permitted by the certificate of occupancy.
(1) The proposed event will not unreasonably interfere with the normal use of city property by the city or the general public;(2) The proposed event does not present a safety or health risk to participants, spectators, the general public, or an environmental hazard;(3) The proposed event is compatible with the surrounding area or neighborhood in consideration of anticipated noise, traffic, crowd capacity, and other similar factors; (4) City resources necessary to support the proposed activity are reasonably available; and(5) The special event coordinator has received all licenses, fees, approvals, and materials required by this article within five (5) calendar days of the proposed event date.
Please remember if you are unsure of whether or not your event needs to obtain a Special Event permit, you may contact the Special Event Coordinator at email@example.com or 757.727.6640.
Yes. All fires need to be out by 10 p.m. per city ordinance. There is a no-burn law in the commonwealth from Feb. 15 - April 30. This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m.
Household chemicals are generally held in Hampton every two months.
Absolutely not. It is both extremely dangerous and illegal to improperly dispose of household chemicals. Do not put propane tanks, even the small ones, in the trash as they can explode in the trucks or waste-to-steam plant. Chemicals and tanks must be disposed of properly.
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One container is issued per household in Hampton. Families that find they consistently have a need for a second container can call 311 and ask for one. Public Works will monitor usage and may collect and redeploy the container if it is not used consistently or correctly.
If your recycling collection is scheduled on a holiday, it will be collected on the Wednesday of that week. All garbage, bulk trash, limbs, yard waste, and tires will also be collected on the Wednesday of that week. The holiday schedule is published in the newspaper and is available to you through the 3-1-1 Customer Call Center.
As of July 1, 2017, Solid Waste User fee rate is $11.85 per week with a discount to $6.10 per week if a household recycles at least twice per month,. The user fee is used to fund many solid waste services and is collected as part of your water bill every two months.
The list of items you can put in your household recycling bin is: Metal food and beverage cans, aluminum cans, pie pans, foil; all colors of glass bottles and jars; all kinds of cardboard (single-ply, corrugated, waxed, clean pizza boxes, egg cartons); paper, mail, newspapers & inserts, computer & office paper, magazines, catalogs, brown paper bags and phone books; all numbered plastic food, beverage and detergent containers; caps and lids (may be attached or unattached, all contents must be emptied). Please flatten cardboard to save space in the container.
Hampton’s curbside recycling program does not accept any plastic bags for recycling including newspaper plastic bags. However, most area grocery stores have collection bins that accept grocery store style plastic bags for recycling. We recommend you dispose of any plastic bags you cannot drop-off for recycling in your regular garbage.
We do not accept food remains of any kind, needles or syringes, styrofoam and plastic bags, paint cans, aerosol cans, coat hangers, light bulbs, window glass, lids from cans or jars, butter tubs or other "oily" containers, baby diapers, microwave food trays, containers marked "poison," and metal cans lined with plastic. There are processing problems with these materials and markets do not exist for recycling some of these items.
The vehicle license fee is assessed by the Commissioner of the Revenue and collected by the Treasurer.
Youth violence is violence involving young people, typically children, adolescents, and young adults, between the ages of 10 and 24. The young person can be the victim, the perpetrator, or a witness.Youth violence includes various behaviors, ranging from violent acts – such as bullying, fist fighting and threats made with weapons or gang-related, to verbal and emotional abuse.
Yes, workshops are held throughout the year. We also partner with area organizations to host additional programs and events. For more information, contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities at 757-727-2730 or email Synethia White.
We offer many programs that citizens can assist as volunteers. Please complete our online volunteer form.
We have partnered with Hampton City Schools to create an online resource guide that provides information about programs and services available in this area. Visit www.hamptonuni1ted.com to see a listing of participating organizations.
The Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma, or R.E.S.E.T., was designed to inform residents about the help and resources available to community members following a homicide. Citizens can volunteer for R.E.S.E.T. and will be required to attend a mandatory training session.
Interested youth and young adults ages 16 – 24 can apply online at www.hampton.gov/hire. All applicants must attend a Hampton city school or be a Hampton resident. Prospective candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Selected participants must attend pre-employment training.
Hampton Hoops, a summer basketball league, is offered to youth and young adults ages 11 and up who reside in Hampton. Interested participants and volunteers can register starting in the Spring.
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