What is Taxed?
Personal property taxes are assessed on vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and motor homes) and also trailers, mobile homes, and business personal property.
Vehicle taxes are pro-rated based on the number of months that a vehicle maintains situs (location) in our county.
Currently, assessments of previously owned vehicles are based on the NADA loan value as of January 1 of each tax year.
When Are Taxes Due?
Annual personal property taxes are due November 1st.
Late Payment Penalties/Fees
A 10% penalty for late payment is added to an account balance after the due date; interest at 10% APR begins accruing the first day of the month following the due date.
Make sure that you receive bills for all property that you own. Check off the bills as you receive them and contact the Botetourt County Treasurer's office at (540) 928-2030 opt #2 if you are missing a bill for any vehicle. Under Virginia law, it is the responsibility of the property owner to obtain all tax bills and to make timely payment.
Mail property tax payments EARLY to make sure that the envelope is postmarked on or before the due date. The Treasurer reviews the postmark date to determine if payment was timely mailed.
Changes to Records
All personal property assessments and records maintenance is the responsibility of the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue (540-928-2050).
When moving vehicles into or out of the county, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue within 30 days and keep that office informed of any change in ownership and/or address so that future bills will be correct.
As there may be differences to the general rules regarding taxation within Botetourt County, any questions regarding the time period and the assessed value of your bill are better addressed to the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue, as follows:
Botetourt County Commissioner of the Revenue
Personal Property Section
PO Box 128
Fincastle, VA 24090-0128
Phone (540) 928-2050
Fax (540) 473-8289
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
FAILURE TO KEEP THE COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE INFORMED
OF CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP MAY RESULT IN
YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY RECORDS BEING INCORRECT.