Virginia Property Taxes

May 3, 2019

The median property tax in Virginia is $1,862.00 per year for a home worth the median value of $252,600.00. Counties in Virginia collect an average of 0.74% of a property’s assessed fair market value as property tax per year.

Virginia is ranked number twenty one out of the fifty states, in order of the average amount of property taxes collected.

Virginia’s median income is $73,565 per year, so the median yearly property tax paid by Virginia residents amounts to approximately % of their yearly income. Virginia is ranked 29th of the 50 states for property taxes as a percentage of median income.

The exact property tax levied depends on the county in Virginia the property is located in. Falls Church city collects the highest property tax in Virginia, levying an average of $6,005.00 (0.94% of median home value) yearly in property taxes, while Buchanan County has the lowest property tax in the state, collecting an average tax of $284.00 (0.46% of median home value) per year. (

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