Real Estate & Taxes

The City collects car and real estate taxes, maintains tax relief programs and assesses property values. Taxes can be paid in a variety of ways including online, by phone and by mail.

Page updated on Mar 17, 2016 at 12:14 PM


Need to pay taxes or parking citations? The City offers six easy ways to pay, including online, at a cash payment center, with our ACH debit program, by phone, by mail, or in person at City Hall.

Alexandria Tax Guide

In addition to the general Tax Guide provided below, the City provides targeted tax guides for specific demographics.  If you're new to the City, you may wish to view our Tax Guide for New City Residents,Tax Guide for New Businesses, or Licensing and Tax Guide for Non-Profit Organizations.

Business Personal Property Tax

The City levies a tax each calendar year on all tangible property used in a business, profession or occupation. Business tangible property includes furniture, fixtures and equipment, including but not limited to desks, typewriters, personal computers, movable partitions, drapes, cabinets and chairs.

Car Tax

All motor vehicles normally parked, stored, or garaged (having situs) in the City, including vehicles with out-of-state plates, must be registered for the City's annual personal property tax. All motor vehicles registered to a City address with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles must also be registered with the City, even vehicles normally parked, stored, or garaged in another state. 

Real Estate Assessments

Each year, the Office of Real Estate Assessments appraises each parcel of real estate in the City to assess its estimated fair market value. These values are used by the Department of Finance to bill for and collect the real estate tax, which accounts for 58 percent of the City's annual revenue. 

Real Estate Assessment Search

View assessed values and other real estate assessment information from the official assessment records for all properties in the City of Alexandria. 

Real Estate Tax

The City of Alexandria levies a tax each calendar year on all real estate located in the City that is subject to taxation. Residential and commercial property is assessed at 100% of the estimated fair market value as of January 1 of each year.

Tax Relief

Programs to ease Real Estate and Personal Property tax burden on elderly, disabled and/or economically disadvantaged resident owners.

More Tax Resources