Personal Property Taxes

Personal property taxes are assessed each year by the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office for all tangible personal property garaged within the City of Charlottesville. Taxes are due on June 5th and December 5th of each year. If these dates fall on a weekend, the deadline is extended to the following Monday.

Payment by Mail

Tax payments may be mailed to:
City of Charlottesville Treasurer’s Office
P.O. Box 2854
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Online Payments

Tax payments may be paid online. There is a fixed rate of $0.30 plus 2.5% added to all credit card transactions. Please note that a processing fee of $1.50 will be charged for all Electronic Check Payments (ACH).

Payment by Phone

Credit and debit card payments may be made by phoning 866-660-5185.

Penalties

Personal property tax payments not received or postmarked by the deadline are assessed with a penalty of 10% of the balance due (after personal property tax relief) on the first day after the deadline. Taxes remaining unpaid on the first day of the month following the deadline accrue interest on a monthly basis at a rate of 10% per annum. 

If a penalty has been applied to your account and you have reason to believe that the penalty should be waived, please first review our Late Payment Penalty Policy (DOC) to learn of the reasons for which a penalty may be waived, then write a letter addressed to the Treasurer presenting your case, attach any supporting documentation and mail it to:
Jason A. Vandever, Treasurer,
P. O. Box 2854
Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Payment Arrangements

If you are unable to pay your taxes in full by the specified deadline due to financial difficulties, you may make payment arrangements with the Treasurer’s Office. Please call the Treasurer’s Office at 434-970-3146 for further information about setting up a payment arrangement. 

Please note that making a payment arrangement does not relieve the penalty for late payment, nor does it stop the accrual of interest on the account in question.

Delinquent Taxes

The City Treasurer’s office is committed to aggressively pursuing the collection of delinquent taxes. Unpaid taxes for which no alternative arrangements have been made or for which arrangements have been made but not met will be subject to collection procedures including, but not limited to:

  • Automatic withholding of state income tax refunds or lottery winnings
  • DMV vehicle registration withholding
  • Tax liens