Real Estate Assessments & Taxes

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 357
Fairfax, VA 22035

Howard Goodie,
Division Director

Real Estate Tax Rates

Tax Rates from the FY 2018 (Tax Year 2017) Adopted Budget Plan

The official 2017 tax rates were set by the Board of Supervisors at their May 2, 2017 meeting.

Not all rates apply to each parcel. Your annual Assessment Notice provides the rates applicable to your property's tax district, or if you don't have your 2017 Assessment Notice, you may determine the array of rates for your individual parcel by following these steps:

You may also use the Real Estate Tax Calculator to see how your Real Estate Taxes fit into the county's budget, but please note that it does not included service districts, solid waste fees, and community centers.

If you have any questions about your tax bill, please contact our office.

List of Real Estate Tax Rates for 2017, 2016, & 2015

Type of Rate

Unit

2017

2016

2015

Real Estate (base rate)

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$1.130

$1.130

$1.090

Commercial Transportation Tax District

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.125

$0.125

$0.125

Route 28 Improvement District

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.180

$0.180

$0.180

Phase 1 Dulles Rail Transportation Improvement District (commercial property only)

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.150

$0.170

$0.190

Phase 2 Dulles Rail Transportation Improvement District (commercial property only)

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.200

$0.200

$0.200

Tysons Service District

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.050

$0.050

$0.050

Reston Service District

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.0210 (full year)
$0.0105 (half year) *

 

 

Stormwater Service District

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.030

$0.0275

$0.025

McLean Community Center

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.023

$0.023

$0.023

Reston Community Center

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.047

$0.047

$0.047

Burgundy Village Community Center

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.020

$0.020

$0.020

Infestation Prevention

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.001

$0.001

$0.001

Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.124

$0.1204

$0.1201

Leaf Collection (Service Charge)

Per $100 of Assessed Value

$0.013

$0.015

$0.015

Refuse Fee (Service Charge)

Per Dwelling Units

$345

$345

$345

Springfield Water #1 Fee (Service Charge)

Per Parcel

$661

$661

$661

Springfield Water #3 Fee (Service Charge)

Per Parcel

$959

$959

$959

*The Reston Service District tax for 2017 will only be levied for one-half of the year, beginning July 1, 2017, and collected in one tax billing due December 5, 2017.

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION TAX DISTRICT

The 2007 Session of the Virginia General Assembly enacted state legislation that provided several new sources of revenue for transportation purposes. Among other things, that legislation established a separate classification for certain commercial and industrial property within the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and the Hampton Road Transportation Authority. Localities within those two transportation authorities may now impose a property tax on commercial and industrial property, and the revenues from any such levy must be used exclusively for transportation purposes that benefit the locality imposing the levy.

Fairfax County lies within the boundaries of NVTA, and pursuant to that 2007 state legislation, the County is authorized by law to separately classify certain commercial and industrial property for the transportation tax. On September 10, 2007 and as amended on December 3, 2007, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors advertised and held public hearings to adopt a local ordinance to implement that new classification.

State law allows a maximum rate of up to $0.125 per $100 of assessed valuation to be levied for this tax. The revenue raised is used for transportation purposes in Fairfax County, subject to appropriation by the Board of Supervisors. This tax is collected at the same time and on the same bill as normal General Fund taxes (i.e., in two installments, due July 28 and December 5).

Residentially used properties, including apartments, mobile home, and senior care properties are not subject to this tax levy. All commercial and industrially used parcels, including vacant land parcels that have a commercial/industrial zoning, will be subject to this tax levy. If a parcel has a residential zoning, but is used for commercial/industrial purposes, it will also be subject to the tax levy. If a property is being used for both residential and commercial/industrial uses (mixed use), the portion of the property used for commercial/industrial uses will be subject to the tax levy.

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PHASE 1 & 2 DULLES RAIL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

Phase 1

This special tax district operates on a levy of $0.15 per $100 assessed value on commercial and industrial zoned property (including commercial apartments), or property used for commercial or industrial purposes within the district. This tax levy does not apply to residential property. This transportation improvement district was approved by the Board of Supervisors at the June 21, 2004 board meeting.

Phase 2

This special tax district has a tax rate of $0.20 per $100 assessed value on commercial and industrial zoned property (including commercial apartments), or property used for commercial or industrial purposes within the district. This tax levy does not apply to residential property. This transportation improvement district was approved by the Board of Supervisors at the December 21, 2009 board meeting.

More information is available at the Silver Line Project page.

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TYSONS SERVICE DISTRICT

These district covers approximately 6,000 commercial and residential property owners in Tysons. The money generated by the district may only be used to make transportation improvements within the service district, and will be used for:

  • Planning and constructing infrastructure and transit routes
  • Buying rights-of-way to build, improve, and/or operate roads or other transportation infrastructure projects
  • Equipping, operating, and maintaining transit services

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INFESTATION PREVENTION (PEST INFESTATION CONTROL - SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT)

The Pest Infestation Control Special Tax District is a countywide tax levy that supports the Integrated Pest Management Program.

The Integrated Pest Management Program includes two separate programs: the Forest Pest Program managed by Stormwater Services, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and the Disease-Carrying Insects Program managed by the Health Department.

The Forest Pest Program currently focuses on preventing the spread of specific forest insects and diseases in the county. Currently, there are five insects and two diseases on the list maintained by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: the gypsy moth, cankerworm, emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, Asian longhorned beetle, sudden oak death, and thousand canker disease.

The Disease-Carrying Insects Program focuses on controlling the spread of the West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and other mosquito and tick-borne diseases.

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SERVICE CHARGES

For some properties, an additional service charge is added to the basic real estate tax. Your Assessment Notice shows whether your property is subject to any of these service charges. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Leaf Collection - $0.013 per $100 of assessed value on residential, commercial, and industrial properties within some districts.
Refuse Collection - $345 annually within some districts.
Water Service:

  • Springfield Water Service District 1 - $661 annually commencing July 1, 1993 and ending June 30, 2023, for the purpose of providing water service to Clifton Forest, a group of homes within the Lincoln-Lewis-Vannoy Conservation District.
  • Springfield Water Service District 3 - $959 annually commencing January 1, 2003 and ending December 31, 2032, for the purpose of providing water service to Colchester Road-Lewis Park, a group of homes within the Lincoln-Lewis-Vannoy Conservation District.

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