Personal Property Taxes


Personal Property Tax

All cities and counties in Virginia administer a tax on personal property, such as automobiles, as an important and stable revenue source for municipal services ranging from police and fire protection to street maintenance and solid waste collection. The personal property tax is assessed on all vehicles (cars, buses, mobile homes, trailers, motor homes, motorcycles and trucks) that are garaged, parked or stored within Nelson County.

The current personal property tax rate is $2.79 per $100.

Online Tax Payments

You may pay your personal property taxes and real estate taxes online.
You will need your bill number, tax map number and a credit card for payment.
There is a convenience fee which is based on the total amount paid.

Payments Types Accepted

Business Personal Property Tax

Business personal property tax is a tax on the furniture, fixtures, machinery, and tools used in a business, trade, or profession. The Code of Virginia (§58.1-3503) states that all tangible business personal property is taxable for the physical life of the property regardless of age (1 day or 1,000 years old). Taxable assets include items that have been received free of charge, as a gift, or personal items that have been brought from home to use in the business. Taxable property also includes items that have been partially or fully depreciated for income tax purposes.


84 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 246
Lovingston, VA 22949

Kim Goff, Commissioner of the Revenue

Linda Grubb | Danielle Saunders | Haley Campbell
Deputy Commissioners of the Revenue
fax: 434-263-7074