Real Estate Taxes

All real estate property is subject to taxation unless specifically exempted.  Property is assessed as of January 1st of each year, whether entirely finished or not.    State law requires that your real estate assessment be at 100% fair market value.  Fair market value is defined as the price that most people would pay for  the property on the open market. New construction assessed upon final inspection by the building inspections office and are prorated for the remainder of the year.

Powhatan County currently has a general reassessment every two years, which is contracted out..  The Commissioner of the Revenue's office is responsible for real estate assessment during the years in between reassessment cycles.  Once new construction has had a final inspection and the property has been assessed, you will be sent a written notice of the assessment.

The Powhatan County Board of Supervisors establishes the rate at which the property is taxed each year.

Tax bills are mailed to the owner as of January 1st unless otherwise requested.  Taxes that are prorated or paid during real estate closings are handled by your attorney.  If there are questions regarding these tax payments, please contact your attorney.  If there are changes in the billing address or other changes pertaining to your taxes, please contact both the Commissioner of the Revenue at 598-5616 and the Treasurer at 598-5625.

Commissioner of the Revenue, James B. Timberlake, II

Powhatan County Administration Building
3834 Old Buckingham Road, Suite C
Powhatan, Virginia 23139

598-5616 - phone     598-1532 - fax

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tax Calendar

January 15 Voucher #4, Estimated Income Tax
March 1 County Business License
Jan.1 - March 1 File for Tax Relief, Elderly & Disabled
May 1 State Income Tax
May 1 Voucher #1, Estimated Income Tax
May 1 File Personal Property Forms & Business Personal Property Forms
June 5 1/2 Real Estate Tax Due
June 15 Voucher #2, Estimated Income Tax
Sept. 1 - Nov. 1 File for Land Use
September 15 Voucher #3, Estimated Income Tax
December 5 Remainder of Real Estate Tax Due for the year
December 5 Personal Property Tax (Partial payments may be made throughout the year)

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