Real Estate Assessments & Taxes

Fairfax County, Virginia


The Department of Tax Administration's (DTA) Real Estate Division is tasked with collecting data for all real property in Fairfax County. DTA uses that data to annually assess real property in a fair and uniform manner at estimated fair market value as of January 1 of each year. The tax rate, set by the Board of Supervisors, is applied to that value to determine the tax amount due. Real estate taxes are paid annually in two installments due July 28 and December 5.

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DTA is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your convenience, our full service counter is open until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for walk-in customers.

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 357
Fairfax, VA 22035
Howard Goodie,
Division Director

Tax Rates

The Board of Supervisors sets the general tax rate that applies to all real property in the county. Your tax bill might include other taxes related to special taxing districts and/or fees service fees.


If you believe that your property is incorrectly assessed, you can file an appeal with the department or with the Board of Equalization.

Appeals may also be filed for properties that have been damaged, destroyed, or that have been impaired by violence.

Mobile Homes

Mobile homes are assessed and taxed through the Vehicle Tax. More information can be found on the Vehicle Tax page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions relating to real estate taxes in Fairfax County.