Honorable Fred W. Parker
Current Tax Rates
Per $100 of the Assessed Value
Office of Treasurer
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The Office of Treasurer is responsible for the collection, custody and disbursement of County funds originating from the tax levies and other fees authorized by the Washington County Board of Supervisors. The Treasurer is elected at-large for a four year term.
You can view our Frequently Asked Questions below. You can also use the E-Services link to view Real Estate and Personal Property tax payment history or yearly Real Estate and Personal Property taxes paid.
Government Center Building
1 Government Center Place, Suite B
Abingdon VA, 24210
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Frequently Asked Questions
The mobile home tax rate is $0.63 per $100 of the assessed value.
First half real estate tax is due May 20 and the second half is due November 20th of each year. All Personal Property is due November 20th of each year. Taxes are considered delinquent May 21 and Nov 21 of each year. Late payment penalty (10%) and interest (10% APR) are added on May 21 and Nov 21.
There is a tax relief program available to citizens age 65 (who meet the required criteria) or the permanently disabled. The taxpayer is required to file an application form with the Commissioner of Revenue’s office by February 15th each year.
A VALID RABIES VACCINATION CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN MUST BE PRESENTED BEFORE A DOG LICENSE CAN BE ISSUED
All dogs age four (4) months are required to have a dog license. Code requires dog licenses to be purchased by February 1, each year. Dog tags are for lifetime and are non-refundable and cannot be transferred. To order by mail, include the required vaccination certificate. Your certificate will be returned with your order.
Make Check Payable to:
Fred W. Parker, Treasurer
Washington County Virginia
1 Government Center Place, Ste B.
Abingdon, VA 24210-8484
In 2008, the county transitioned to a local license fee, which is billed on your personal property bill in the fall.
Automobile, truck, motor home license is $25.00. Tractor Trailer license is $25.00 Motorcycle decal is $10.00. Recreational vehicle or pull behind trailer is $8.00.
The Direct Payment Program allows you to make payments automatically each month. When you enroll in the program, the amount you choose will be deducted from your bank account each month and applied toward the real estate taxes you specify. You can obtain an authorization form from the Treasurer’s office or call and have one mailed to you. Credit card payments may be made by calling (888)-768-4860 or online at www.webfeepay.com Payments may be made by check or in person anytime during the year. (Personal property taxes are no longer included in this program)
Washington County uses a variety of collection methods allowed under Virginia Code. We use the Debt Set Off program through the VA Department of Taxation to seize state income tax refunds. We also place DMV stops which block all DMV transactions with the Department of Motor Vehicles for all unpaid personal property taxes and vehicle license fees, and we utilize tax liens on wages and bank accounts and also pursue warrants in debt through the court system. Real estate is sold under the Judicial Sale code section through the Courts with all expenses paid by the taxpayer or the court sale.
Yes, your property can be sold for delinquent taxes when delinquent for three years. Real estate is sold under the Judicial Sale “Bill in Equity” code section through the Circuit Court. This is a very expensive process and all costs are borne by the delinquent taxpayer or taken from the proceeds of the sale. The Judicial Sale process requires extensive notification of the owners, lien holders, and legal publications.
The Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998 provides tax relief for any passenger car, motorcycle, pickup, or panel truck having a registered gross weight of less than 7,501 pounds. The vehicle must be owned or leased by an individual and NOT used for business purposes. In 2006, the Commonwealth capped its payment to localities. Each year Washington County is required to recalculate the tax relief percentage based on the state cap and the growth in the number value of vehicles located in the county. For qualified vehicles, your tax bill is reduced by the applicable tax relief percent for the tax year on the first $20,000 of value. If your qualifying vehicles assessed value is $1,000 or less, your tax has been eliminated and the Commonwealth’s share is 100%. You are required to certify annually to Washington County that your vehicle remains qualified to receive car tax relief. Therefore, it is important that you review the information sent to you by Washington County Commissioner or Revenue to be sure that your vehicles are properly qualified. This information may be included on items such as Personal Property Tax Returns or tax bills. If your vehicle is improperly qualified or you are uncertain whether your vehicle would be eligible for car tax relief because it is used part of the time for business purposes, contact the Commissioner of Revenue at (276) 676-6270 or (276) 466-2242.
Individuals making estimated payments should send their first payment to the Commissioner of Revenue by May 1, of each year. Estimated payments 2, 3, and 4 should be mailed to the Treasurers Office. All checks should be made payable to the Washington County Treasurer.
Washington County, VA Office of the Treasury is also a DMV Select Office providing practically all DMV services except drivers licenses. https://www.dmv.virginia.gov Washington County, VA Office of the Treasury is also a Passport Agent Office processing regular and expedited passport applications. https://travel.state.gov