PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES

General Information

Personal Property taxes are billed semi-annually with due dates of June 5th and December 5th.   If taxable property is discovered, purchased, or moved into the County and was not on record in time for the regular billing cycle, then supplemental bills will be issued.

A 10% penalty is added on December 6th for late payment. Interest is 10% annually and begins accruing the first day of the month following the due date. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the penalty and interest charge applied to all past due bills. Taxpayers may pay personal property bills "in advance" at any time.

Please notify the Commissioner of Revenue at 757-787-5747 or 757-824-6451 if you have a question regarding personal property valuation or if there has been a change in ownership.
If you need to change your billing address, you can submit an address request change by searching and viewing your tax record and clicking the 'Address Change Request' button or you can contact the Accomack County Commissioner of Revenue's Office at 757-787-5747 or 757-824-6451.

Payment Options

In Person
You may pay in person at the Treasurer's Office, 23396 Courthouse Avenue Accomac, VA 23301, on the first floor.  Payment by cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, Master Card or Discover certified funds are accepted.

Drop Box
Our secure Depository Box is located on the outside of the County Administrative Building at 23296 Courthouse Ave, Accomac, VA  23301 and is accessible 24 hours a day.

Online
You may also pay online. Please click the Search and Pay Taxes button at the top of the page. In order to pay your personal property bill online you will need your account number. Payments by MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover are accepted. Additional fees will apply.

Postal Service
Payment should be mailed to the following address:
Treasurer of Accomack County
PO Box 296
Accomac, VA  23301

Avoid Penalties

Make sure that you receive bills for all property that you own. Check off the bills as you receive them and contact the Treasurer's office at (757) 787-5738 or 757-824-6451 if you are missing any bills. UNDER VA LAW, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TAXPAYER TO OBTAIN ALL TAX BILL(S) AND TO MAKE TIMELY PAYMENT.

Mail your property tax payments early to make sure that the envelope is postmarked on or before the due date. According to VA law the Treasurer must review the postmark date to determine if payment was mailed before the deadline.

Property Assessment

The Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for the assessment of all tangible personal property i.e., vehicles, trailers, watercrafts, aircrafts, recreational vehicles, mobile homes, business personal property, machinery and tools, and farm equipment with taxable status in Accomack County.  The Code of Virginia, Section 58.1.3503, provides for the types of property assessed and the methods of assessment available to commissioners. Personal Property is taxable in the locality where it is normally garaged, docked or parked.

Accomack County is a prorating locality for personal property taxes on vehicles and trailers only. The tax year begins on January 1 and vehicles are assessed for the number of months they are garaged in Accomack County. If the vehicle moves from Accomack County to a non-prorating locality in Virginia, it will be taxed by Accomack County until December 31 of the current year. If the vehicle moves out of Virginia, it is assessed in Accomack County until it has been registered in the new state. Non-prorated personal property which is located and owned in Accomack County January 1 are taxed for the entire year even if moved out, sold, or otherwise disposed of during the year. Items that are purchased or moved in after January 1 are not assessed until the following year.

Property Valuation Methods

Vehicles: Autos, trucks, and motorcycles are assessed on a prorated basis using the National Automobile Dealers Associations Blue Book (NADA) clean loan value. New Vehicles and trailers not valued by NADA are assessed using a percentage of the vehicle cost reported to the DMV
Boats: Boats are assessed using the January 1 ABOS Marine Blue Book low estimated trade in value
Recreational Vehicles: Recreational vehicles are assessed using the January 1 NADA book of Recreational Vehicle Appraisal Guide used in trade-in value
Mobile Homes: Mobile Homes are assessed using the Virginia Manufactured Housing Appraisal Guide
Aircraft: Aircrafts are assessed using the Aircraft Blue Book
Business Property: Business property is assessed based on a percentage of its original cost based on the year acquired

 

Please refer to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page to find answers to other important questions you may have.