Real Estate Assessments
Real Estate Assessments - General Information
- Fairfax County has an annual assessment program where all real property, residential and commercial, is assessed at 100% of the estimated fair market value as of January 1 of each year.
Real Estate Assessment values
may increase or decrease due to a variety of reasons including changes
in economic conditions, structural changes, land divisions, and
rezonings. If you believe that your property has been over-assessed,
you may appeal your
The annual real estate tax is based on the January 1 assessed value and
a real estate tax rate determined each year by the Fairfax County Board
Certain districts, designated Other Tax Districts, have an
additional levy added to the base tax rate.
Most homeowners pay Fairfax County's real estate tax as part of their
monthly mortgage payment. Their mortgage company then sends the
homeowner's taxes directly to the County. Some homeowners pay their
real estate taxes directly to the County.
Homeowners whose monthly mortgage payments do not include escrow for
real estate taxes are billed in two equal installments due July 28 and
December 5. Check the tax calendar for
Some elderly and/or permanently disabled homeowners may be eligible for
tax relief on their house and up to 1
acre of land upon which the house is located.
- Still have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact our office. Staff will be happy to help you.