Pay Taxes & Fees

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703-222-8234 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223
Fairfax, VA 22035
Greg Bruch
Division Director

Tax Due Dates and Deadlines

For all due dates, if the date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or County holiday, the due date is extended to the following business day.

Tax bills are mailed approximately 30 days prior to the payment due date.

Service members deployed outside of the United States may be allowed an extension for payment of Real Estate and Vehicle (“Car”) Taxes. To request a payment extension under this provision, the service member should notify the Department of Tax Administration of his or her deployment and then contact us and pay within 90 days upon return. A copy of military orders is required.

Real Estate Taxes & Fees  |  Vehicle ("Car") Taxes & Fees  |  Business Taxes  |  Other Due Dates

Real Estate Tax

End of February

  • Annual Notice of Real Estate Assessment Change notices mailed.

April 1

Early May

  • Real estate tax rate set by Board of Supervisors.

June 1

July 28

  • First installment real estate tax payment due.

December 5

  • Second installment real estate tax payment due.

Vehicle ("Car") Taxes & Fees

February 15

  • Payment due for vehicles purchased or moved into the county and registered with Fairfax County on or after July 1 of the prior year.

May 1

  • Deadline to report changes in vehicle ownership and addresses for renewals and to register boats, trailers, and mobile homes.

October 5

  • Payment due for existing vehicles and new vehicles registered in the county prior to July 1.

Business Taxes

February 15

  • Renewal Application for Certification as a Short Term Rental Business due.

March 1

  • Business, Professional & Occupational License (BPOL) renewal deadline and payment due.

May 1

  • Business Return of Tangible Personal Property and Machinery and Tools filing deadline.

October 5

  • Business tangible personal property tax payment due.

Tax Relief for Seniors and People with Disabilities

May 1

  • Renewal deadline for returning applicants in the Tax Relief Program.

December 31

  • Deadline for first-time or hardship tax relief applicants to apply for current and one prior year.

Dog Licenses

  • All dogs four months of age and older must be licensed.
  • Starting October 2022, Fairfax County is partnering with PetData,Inc. to provide dog licensing services for the county.  PetData will handle everything from mailing animal licensing notices, processing payments and entering data, answering phone calls from dog owners to online dog licensing.
  • For all licensing questions, contact PetData directly at: or by phone at 1 (888) 556-2906.

January 31

  • Dog License Renewal and payment deadline (applications mailed in November)
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