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Albemarle County Revenue Administration Division offers several ways to make tax payments and submit business filings:

1.  To pay Real Estate and/or Personal Property by credit card or electronic check - click the button below.

2.  To file and/or pay Business License, Tangible Business Personal Property, Food/Beverage, Transient Occupancy, Short Term Rental, or Automobile Sales Tax - click the buton below.

Online payments can be made by electronic funds transfer from a checking account or by VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, or Discover credit cards. Credit card company by-laws require the Department of Finance to use a third party to process online credit card payments. Albemarle County uses PayPal, which charges a convenience fee of $0.30 + 2.5% transaction fee if paid by credit card or PayPal or $1.50 if paid by E-Check to process credit card payments for taxes. A PayPal account is NOT necessary to pay a bill(s) online. Albemarle County does NOT receive any of these fees. 

Partial online payments are accepted; however, payments will be applied to oldest balances first and partial payments will not constitute waiver of any penalties or interest on unpaid portions. For past due taxes, please allow 2 business days for your payment to reach our office or to remove a Vehicle Registration Hold (DMV Stop).

By Phone
To pay Real Estate and/or Personal Property by phone call 1-866-820-5450. There is a convenience fee of 2.5% for credit card transactions, and a fee of $1.50 for electronic checks for payments made over the phone.

Automated Tax Payment Kiosk
The Automated Tax Payment Kiosk is open 24/7 and is located at the County McIntire Road building. The kiosk accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. No change is provided for cash transactions. Overpayments are applied to future bills. There is no fee for paying by cash or check, but there is a convenience fee of 2.5% for credit card transactions.

By Mail
The County uses a third-party vendor called Direct Mail Processors (DMP) to process payments made by mail. Payments by mail can be made by check and credit card and should be sent to:
County of Albemarle
P.O. Box 7604
Merrifield VA 22116-7604

Drop Boxes

The following drop box locations are available for your convenience. Please do not use cash when remitting payment at the drop box locations.
County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road
Parking lot adjacent to the Visitor’s Entrance
Two drop boxes located on the right side of the hallway on the first floor (under the bookcases)
     County Office Building – 5th Street, 1600 5th Street (Only open 30 days prior to 1st half and 2nd half tax due dates)
     Main Lobby
        Left hand side of main drive up area

Automated Bank Draft
Sign up for automated drafts to have your next tax payment automatically drafted from your checking account. Printable form here.

Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., (except holidays). Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, and debit/credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, or Discover). A convenience fee of 2.5% applies when using debit or credit cards.

Our office is located on the 1st floor of the Albemarle County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville.

Payments by Mortgage Companies

Mortgage companies and their servicers have the option to have tax bills sent to them electronically and make payments electronically on behalf of their customers.

Mortgage companies and servicers must provide the County with their listing of parcels in the format specified in the Mortgage Company Claim File Layout document provided below to receive a Bill file from the County contain tax levy information. Payment files from mortgage companies must be in the format specified in the Mortgage Company Payment File Layout.

All files should be sent to with a copy to Alan Couture at Questions regarding submission requirements should be directed to contact Alan Couture at (434) 296-5851 option 4 or by email at

Mortgage Company Parcel Claims Document

Mortgage Company Payments Interface Document