Personal Property Tax Appeals

Appealing a Personal Property Tax Assessment

Any taxpayer may submit an appeal to the Commissioner or the Revenue regarding the assessment of their taxable personal property including, but not limited to, airplanes, boats, mobile homes, motorcycles, motorized vehicles, trailers and trucks.

Personal property appeals must be filed within one year from the end of the tax year for which the assessment is made, or within one year from the date of the assessment, whichever is later, in accordance with VA Code § 58.1-3980.

Appeal Filing Instructions

If you believe that your assessment is incorrect or that a filing error was made, please visit our citizen online portal or complete the personal property appeal form (PDF) and submit a written appeal to the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue in person, via email Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue, faxing to 804-768-8649 or by mail to:

Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 124
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0908

All written requests must sufficiently include:

  • Taxpayer Information (name, address, phone number, account number, email address)
  • Description of personal property subject to the appeal
  • Reason for the appeal, e.g. dispute vehicle valuation or tax assessed
  • Tax periods covered by the challenged assessments
  • Grounds upon which the taxpayer relies
  • Remedy sought
  • Any other facts relevant to the taxpayer's contention

Appealing your assessment does not guarantee a reduction nor does the filing of an appeal relieve the payment of the tax bill by the respective due date. If the assessment is later reduced as a result of an appeal and the original bill was paid, the county will issue a tax refund, provided all other taxes are current.