Convenient Ways to Pay Personal Property Tax

Sept. 17, 2010
OPA 145/10

News Highlights

  • Deadline is Oct. 5.
  • Several payment options, including online at
  • Extended tax payment hours at Government Center begin Monday, Sept. 27.

Oct. 5 is the deadline to pay the 2010 Personal Property Tax. Fairfax County provides residents with several convenient payment options that can save time and gas. These include paying online; cash payments at Shoppers Food and Pharmacy locations; or paying by mail.  There also are extended tax payment hours at the Fairfax County Government Center, Suite 223:

  • Sept. 27-29, Oct. 1, 4 and 5: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 30: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 2: 8 a.m. to noon.

 Tax payments can be made:

  • Online – Visit the Department of Tax Administration and pay by check or credit card. (Credit card companies charge a service fee.)
  • Shoppers Food and Pharmacy and other Global Express locations – Bring cash payment and bill to pay at customer service desk at Shoppers Food and Pharmacy stores throughout Virginia. For additional Global Express locations, call 1-800-989-6669, option 3, then option 4. Only cash payments are accepted, and there is a $1.25 service fee by Global Express.
  • At banks – Pay by check or cash (not credit card) at Fairfax County branches of Bank of America, SunTrust and Wachovia. Residents must bring their bill and pay the exact amount billed.
  • Credit card by phone – Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If using VISA, MasterCard and American Express, call 703-222-6740, TTY 711. If using Discover, call 703-222-8234, TTY 703-222-7594. (Credit card companies charge a service fee.)
  • By mail – Send bill and checks only (no cash) payable to the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223, Fairfax, VA 22035. Payments must be postmarked before or on Oct. 5.
  • In person – Pay by check, cash, credit card or debit card at the Fairfax County Government Center, Department of Tax Administration, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223, Fairfax.  (Credit card companies charge a service fee.)

There is a 10 percent penalty plus interest for late personal property tax payments, and a 25 percent penalty for payments more than 30 days past due. Late payments are subject to multiple collection actions and additional fees. Personal property includes automobiles, trucks, motor homes, motorcycles, trailers, campers, boats, outboard motors, planes and business property. More information is available at


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