With many people being concerned about health issues, please remember that your payment to the Town of Gretna may be paid in several ways other than in person:


  • On this website, click on the PAY MY BILL icon at the top right-hand corner of this page

  • Mailed to PO Box 602, Gretna, VA  24557

  • Paid over the telephone (434-656-6572) with a debit or credit card

  • Or placed in the drop box/slot on the front door of Town Hall



Water bills are sent out on the first of the following months:

January, March, May, July, September and November

To avoid a penalty, bills must be paid by the fifteenth of the billing month.

The cut off date for delinquent accounts is the first Monday of the following months:

February, April, June, August, October and December.

A $50.00 reconnection fee is added to each account that is cut off.


The Town of Gretna as the following ordinance concerning animals within Town limits.



Delinquent Collections - 

The following Delinquent Collections Policy applies to all monies owed to the Town of Gretna, including utility billing, taxes, business license and miscellaneous charges.

Water is billed on the 1st of January, March, May, July, September and November.  The payment period, to avoid penalty, is from the 1st to the 15th of each billing month.  If an account is not paid by the first Monday in the month following billing (February, April, June, August, October and December), WATER WILL BE DISCONNECTED.  Business Licenses are due by March 1 each year.   After that date any business that has an unpaid business license is subject to be closed until such license is paid for. Real Estate Taxes, Personal Property Taxes and Vehicle License Fees were due on December 5 each year.  Any accounts that were not paid are now subject to being sent to collections.  



Now here is something you don’t see every day. Although no one alive really knows for sure, but the thought is that this photo was taken right around the late 1890’s. This obviously is the old City Market building which now houses the Gretna Little Theater. Notice the road, or should I say lack thereof, it appears to be simply mud and rocks. I was told that the second story ramp exiting the building was used for  unloading the goods that had been sold. There was a similar ramp in the rear of the building that went from the third floor to the railroad tracks that was used to unload the goods from the freight cars into the building. That ramp would have been about 30 feet or so off the ground. I wanted to share this with everyone so that we could get a look at the way things were back in the day. If you know of anyone that has older photos of anything in or near Gretna, I sure would appreciate a copy for the records. We don’t know where we are going unless we know where we have been. Remember to surprise someone with a random act of kindness.

- David Lilly, Town Manager