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County Tax Bills are Due Friday, December 5th

Albemarle County tax bills for personal property and real estate are due Friday December 5, 2014. If you have any questions or have not received your Personal Property or Real Property tax bill(s), or if you have a vehicle, trailer, boat or airplane located in Albemarle County that is not listed on your bill please contact the Finance Department at (434) 296-5851 or before the deadline.

To avoid incurring a 10% late payment penalty, payments must be either postmarked by December 5 or delivered in person to the Finance Office before 5:00 p.m. on December 5th. Otherwise, late payment penalty is effective the following day (December 6th). An interest rate of 10% per annum also begins to accrue on January 1, 2015. As established by the Board of Supervisors during the most recent budget process, the tax rate for 2014 is $0.799 per hundred of assessed value for real estate, and $4.28 per hundred for personal property. 

The Finance department would like to remind residents that there are a variety of options for paying their county tax bills. In addition to paying by mail, customers can pay at our McIntire Road office using cash, check, or MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards. There is a 3% convenience fee passed along by the county for each card transaction.  Additional payment methods include:

  • By phone (866-820-5450) or online ( Accepting Mastercard, Visa, and Discover (30¢ plus 2.25% convenience fee applies) or Electronic Funds Transfer from Checking or Savings (50¢ fee applies).
  • By dropping payment at any of our three drop-box locations:
    • 401 McIntire Road
      1. Front of building – main parking lot
      2. 1st floor hallway –located in the bottom of the hallway display case/bookshelves and near the Finance Department customer service windows.
    • 1600 5th Street
      3. Main entrance of Lobby on the right.
  • The drive-thru window at 401 McIntire Road is also open during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) from November 1st through December 5th.  Please note the County observes Thanksgiving holiday starting at noon on Wednesday, November 26 and reopens on Monday, December 1st. 
  • New free service! The County also offers automated bank draft which allows tax payments be drafted from a checking or savings account on the due date. To sign up, go to and select payment options.


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