Budget & Finance


In Virginia, counties are given few revenue options to pay for services including schools, public safety, human services, transportation, libraries, parks, public works and environmental protection. About 80 percent of our revenue comes from property taxes (real estate and personal property). Other revenues are either capped or controlled by the Virginia General Assembly.

How Our Budget is Built in Fairfax County

What Taxes Do We Pay in Fairfax County?

Use the Real Estate Tax Calculator

If you pay real estate taxes in Fairfax County, it may be difficult to understand how your tax money is being spent – most of us don’t think in terms of billions or millions of dollars.

You want to know how much you are paying for our public schools, public safety and other government services.

In the real estate calculator, simply type in your address or your assessment amount and click on the submit button.


Taxes and Fees

Learn more about how taxes are assessed, how to make payment and how to seek assistance.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant