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. Learn more about budgeting and finance.

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.

Type in your address, or your assessment amount and click on the submit button.