Pay Real Estate Taxes

Pay your real estate taxes in one of many ways we offer. Most homeowners pay Fairfax County's real estate tax as part of a monthly mortgage payment. Your mortgage company then sends the taxes directly to the county. However, some homeowners must pay their real estate taxes directly (by July 28 and December 5) through the options listed below.

Want to pay another tax type? Pay car taxes and vehicle registration fees or pay business personal property taxes.

* The stub number from your 2017 Real Estate tax bill is required to pay Online or by Smartphone. If you wish to pay now and do not have a current bill, please call DTA at 703-222-8234 to obtain your stub number. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Online *

Use your online account to view/pay your bills online, change your mailing address, view your online payment history, and perform vehicle registrations/updates.

If you don't have time to register for an account right now, pay without logging in using one of our other online payment options:

Smartphone *

  •  Pay using your smartphone (iPhone | Android supported)
    (Third-party service fees apply.) 
  • QR Code on Your Bill - Your bill has a QR (Quick Response) barcode printed on the top right-hand corner. Use the QR code reader on your smartphone to directly access the online tax payment site. Follow the simple directions. You will be able to see your current balance due and any prior year taxes due. A third-party service fee applies for paying with a debit or credit card.

By Phone 

    • If using VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, call 703-222-6740, TTY 711 (*24 hours a day/ 7 days a week*).
    • Third-party service fees apply. 

  • By Mail 

    • Send bill and checks only (no cash) payable to:
      • Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration
        12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223
        Fairfax, VA 22035
      • Postmark must be by the due date to avoid late charges.

In Person

  • Government Center
    • 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223, Fairfax, Va., 22035
    • Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; open until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
    • Pay by check, cash, credit or debit card.
    • Pay by credit card. (Third-party service fees apply.)

Automatic Installments


Late Payments and Returned Checks

Late Payment Notice:
There is a 10 percent penalty plus interest for late real estate tax payments. Late payments are subject to multiple collection actions and additional fees.

Returned Check Fee:
If a check is returned a $50 charge will be added and the payment is void.

Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Technical Questions: Web Administrator

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