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Albemarle County Tax Bills are Due December 5, 2016

Albemarle County tax bills for personal property and real estate are due Monday December 5th, 2016. If you have any questions, 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 5th, or delivered in person to the Finance Office before 5:00 p.m. on December 5th. Otherwise, a late payment penalty is effective the following day (December 6th) and interest at a rate of 10% per annum also begins to accrue on January 1, 2017. As established by the Board of Supervisors during the most recent budget process, the tax rate for 2016 is $0.839 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 by cash, check, and MasterCard, Visa, Amex and Discover cards. There is a 2.25% convenience fee passed along by the County for each card transaction.

  • Customers can also pay by phone at 1-866-820-5450 or online at by Mastercard, Amex, Visa, and Discover (30¢ plus 2.25% convenience fee applies) and Electronic Funds Transfer from Checking or Savings ($1.50 fee applies).
  • Customers can conveniently drop their payment at any of our three drop box locations which are clearly marked for your convenience:
    • 401 McIntire Rd.
      1.  Front of building - main parking lot
      2.  First floor hallway -located in the bottom of the hallway display case/bookshelves near the Finance Department customer service windows.
    • 5th Street Building located at: 1600 5th St.
      3.  Main entrance of lobby on the right.
  • The drive-thru window is also open during regular business hours to accept tax payments from November 1st through December 5th (Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m).

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 to download the authorization form.

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