Taxes

REAL TAXABLE PROPERTY (Rate is per $100 of Assessed Value)


  • Tax Rates:
2018 Real Taxable Property - 22 cents
2018 Fireman's Field Service District - 3.0 cents
2018 Public Utility Real Taxable Property - 22 cents
  • Tax payments are due June 5 and December 5
  • Late Payment Penalty - 10%
  • Interest - 10% per annum
  • Assessments are appraised at 100% of the property’s fair market value by Loudoun County Commissioner of Revenue(703-777-0260).
  • Tax Relief for Disabled/Elderly - A real estate tax exemption is available for qualified property owners who are permanently disabled or over 65 years of age with a gross combined income and net worth less than $72,000 and $440,000. Please contact the Loudoun County Commissioner of Revenue (703-777-0260) for applications and program administration.
  • Delinquent Taxes- All delinquent real estate taxes will constitute a lien on the property (Code of Virginia §58.1-3340). The Town also utilizes other delinquent tax collection actions including the Virginia Set-Off-Debt program in which the Town may claim the taxpayer’s State Income Tax Refunds and/or lottery winnings. The taxpayer will be responsible for collection costs.
  • Fireman’s Field Service Tax District - The revenue generated by this special levy may only be used to benefit Fireman’s Field and other recreational or cultural properties within the Town limits, including the maintenance and operation of facilities, the acquisition of land and the construction or installation of improvements. The district is regulated under Town Code Chapter 74, Article VIII and includes all real property located within the Town limits.


PERSONAL TAXABLE PROPERTY (Rate is per $100 of Assessed Value)

  • Tax Rates:
Vehicles - $1.05
Machinery & Tools - 55 cents
Computers - 55 cents
Business Personal Property - 55 cents
  • Tax payments are due June 5.
  • Late Payment Penalty - 10%
  • Interest - 10% per annum
  • Assessments are appraised at 100% of the property’s fair market value by Loudoun County Commissioner of Revenue (703-777-0260).
  • Personal Property Tax Relief Act - Qualified vehicles will receive relief from the State of Virginia under this act.
  • Non Prorating - The Town of Purcellville does not prorate personal property taxes. The property owner will be taxed on all property located in the Town on January 1 of each tax year.
  • Delinquent Personal Property Tax - All taxes must be paid in full. The Town utilizes delinquent tax collection action including DMV Stop Program (withholds ability to register vehicle); a collection agency; and the Virginia Set-Off-Debt program in which the Town may claim the taxpayer’s State Income Tax Refunds. The taxpayer will be responsible for collection costs.

VEHICLE LICENSE FEE


As of January 1, 2018, Town citizens no longer need to display windshield decals as proof of registration.

The Purcellville Town Council amended the Town Code to eliminate the requirement for citizens to display windshield decals on their vehicles as proof of town registration effective January 1, 2018. Citizens no longer need to visit Town Hall to purchase vehicle decals.

The annual license fees will increase to $27 for automobiles. Motorcycles will remain $15. The vehicle license fees are included on the annual town personal property tax bills.

Vehicles must be registered with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and with Loudoun County.


ANNUAL VEHICLE LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE


The annual vehicle licensing fee is billed with your personal property taxes due on June 5th of each year.

Fees:
=> Cars and Trucks- $27
=> Motorcycles- $15
=> Antique Vehicles- $0 (vehicle must be classified as antique with DMV)
=> Fire and Rescue Volunteers- The Loudoun County Department of Management Services provides the Town a listing of qualified volunteers based on service. The Town will abate the vehicle license fee for the specific vehicle owned by the qualified volunteers specified by this program.  Qualified Retired volunteers must request annually to the Town directly to have one vehicle license fee abated.

=>Late Payment Penalty - $1
 
• Delinquent Personal Property Tax- The Town utilizes delinquent tax collection action including DMV Stop Program (withholds ability to register vehicle); a collection agency; and the Virginia Set-Off-Debt program in which the Town may claim the taxpayer’s State Income Tax Refunds. The taxpayer will be responsible for collection costs.


MOVING OUT OF PURCELLVILLE?


• Please contact the Loudoun County Commissioner of Revenue (703-777-0260) to update your personal property tax records.
• In May, you will receive a bill for any property/vehicles located in the Town of Purcellville on January 1 because Purcellville is a non-prorating locality.

Disputing a Personal Property tax bill?



Please complete the bill dispute request form. Disputing a bill will not relieve the customer from payment of tax and applicable penalties and interest if Loudoun County deems the personal property is registered in Purcellville as of January 1 of any tax year. A member of the Finance Department will research your request and follow up with you.


NEW TO PURCELLVILLE?


• Citizens have 30 days to register their vehicle with the Town, through the DMV.
• If you moved from Loudoun County, please contact the Loudoun County Commissioner of Revenue (703-777-0260) to change your jurisdictional code to Purcellville so that you are not billed for a Loudoun County decal.
• In most cases, you will not receive a personal property tax bill your first year in Purcellville. Purcellville is a non-prorating locality and only taxes vehicles located in the Town of Purcellville on January 1st.