Real Estate Tax Rates in Northern Virginia
What do various counties and cities charge for property taxes on homes in Northern Virginia?
The following figures are per $100 of assessed value in the tax year 2008:
Arlington County: 81.8¢
Alexandria City: 84.5¢
Fairfax County: 92¢
Falls Church City: $1.03
Fairfax City: 79¢
Loudon County: $1.14
Prince William County: 97¢
Most of the rates I have listed above are “base rates.” Most counties and cities in Northern Virginia have special tax districts that will raise the tax rate in certain areas for a certain purpose. These tend to be a fairly small, but important for individual home owners. If you are planning on buying a home, check out the website of the county or city in which you plan to purchase to see if you will be in a special tax district. Also, if you own a home in a town, there will be a town tax levied on top of the tax the county charges.