Real Estate Tax
Real Estate Tax
Real Estate Tax payment and inquiry is available at Citizen Self Service Portal.
Real Estate Tax changes from a calendar year to a fiscal year.
Manassas, Virginia, Code of Ordinances Sec. 110-1. Tax year.
The tax year of the city shall begin on January 1 of each year and end on December 31 of each year. Effective January 1, 2011, a short calendar year real estate tax shall begin January 1, 2011, and end on June 30, 2011. All real estate taxes shall be payable by the person who on January 1, 2001 of the short calendar year is the owner thereof. Effective July 1, 2011, and thereafter, however, the tax year for real property shall be the first day of July each year and end on the thirtieth day of June each year.
Beginning on July 1, 2011, and thereafter, the annual assessment and reassessment and equalization of assessments for real estate in the city shall have an effective date of July 1. In order to effect a change to a fiscal year real estate tax, the assessment for the short calendar year from January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011 shall be the January 1, 2010 assessment.
(Code 1978, § 30-1; Ord. No. O-2011-01, § 1, 8-9-2010)
State law reference— Similar provisions, Code of Virginia, § 58.1-1. The Commissioner of the Revenue assesses all Real Property tax. It is the responsibility of the treasurer to collect the taxes assessed by the commissioner.
Note: Real Estate Tax is due December 5 and June 5 of a fiscal year that begins each July 1.
As a courtesy, the treasurer's office allows your mortgage company or tax service to request payment of your Real Estate Tax bill. If you have an escrow, then it is likely that your Real Estate Tax bill is paid directly to us by your mortgage company. We do not send copies of tax bills to homeowners. Therefore, if you receive a tax bill, but have an escrow, you must forward the bill to your mortgage company and ask them to request, in writing, the bill from the treasurer's office for future billings. All delinquent notices are mailed to the homeowner.
If you have questions about Real Estate Tax collection, please call (703) 257-8258 or email.
Visit the Citizen Self Service Portal for tax payment and inquiry.
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Residents aged 65 or over and certain disabled person may be eligible for exemption and/or deferral on Real Estate Tax through Tax Relief.
Failure to Receive Your Bill
Under Virginia law, failure to receive a tax bill will not relieve the penalty and interest charge that must be applied to all past due bills. The postmark applied by the United States Postal Service to envelopes containing payment is used to determine timeliness for mailed payments.