Budget and Taxes
Tax Relief for Seniors and Residents with Disabilities: If you are 65 years or older or permanently disabled, and meet the income and asset eligibility requirements, you may qualify for Fairfax County real estate or personal property tax relief, or a rental grant. Information and applications are available at Tax Relief or by calling 703-222-8234.
Budget Process and Documents
The Fiscal Year begins on July 1st of every year. A new budget cycle within the county begins at that time. The School Board's Budget (separate process) is presented at the end of January of every year. The County Executive's presentation of the Advertised Budget for a given year is scheduled for the end of February, public hearings are held for three days at the end of March or the beginning of April and the Budget is usually approved at the end of April.
FY 2016 Budget
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will approve the FY2016 Budget at their April 28, 2015 meeting. The Board has voted and approved a real estate property tax rate of $1.09 per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2016, keeping the rate the same as in FY2015.
The following is a list of quick links to this year's budget documents and information. Additional details can be found on the County's budget webpage.
- County Executive's Budget Presentation
- Citizen's Guide to the Budget
- FY2016 Advertised Budget Plan - including documents and information
- Capital Improvement Plan for FY2016-2020.
You can participate in the process by sharing your input and suggestions to Supervisor Hudgins and the rest of the Board of Supervisors, or by speaking at the public hearings on the budget;
- Email your comments to Supervisor Hudgins
- Share your comments with the Board of Supervisors
- Sign up to speak at the Board's public hearings (April 7, 8, and 9, 2015).
Fairfax County Public Schools:
- FCPS Budget plan and information links
- FY2016 Budget Plan for FCPS
- Proposed FCPS Budget Presentation
2015 Hunter Mill Budget Advisory Committee
Each year, Supervisor Hudgins invites Hunter Mill District residents to join the Hunter Mill District Budget Advisory Committee. This committee is tasked with studying the County Executive's budget proposal and making their recommendations to Supervisor Hudgins for consideration. Click here to read the 2015 HMD Budget Committee report.