Unlike cities in Virginia, towns are political subdivisions of Virginia counties. Towns provide the additional public services that urbanized areas require, such as police protection, street maintenance and refuse collection. Montgomery County assesses and taxes real estate and personal property, and the Town of Blacksburg taxes real estate only. Real estate taxes are due semi-annually in December and June.
The following table lists 2018 tax rates:
Rate per $100 Assessed Value
The Montgomery County Commissioner of Revenue, 540-382-5710, handles personal property declarations and must be notified of any address or vehicle changes.
Vehicle License Tax
Payment of a local vehicle license tax is required if you are a resident of the Town of Blacksburg and you own a vehicle.
***Please note - Calendar year 2020 vehicle license tax bills were mailed on 1/8/20. The due date is incorrect - the correct date is 2/28/2020. There is no penalty for late payment.***
|Truck Over 10,000 Lbs (One Year Decals Only)
|Truck Over 10,000 Lbs (One Year Decals Only) Fee
|10,000 - 25,000||$35|
|25,001 - 40,000||$175|
|40,001 - 55,000||$350|
|55,001 - 70,000||$700|
|70,001 - 80,000||$837.50|
|For Hire (4000 lbs or less)||$29.50|
|For Hire (over 4000 lbs)||$34.50|
Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, and Hokie Passport accepted.
If you are moving to another locality, then you will be eligible for a prorated refund if 1. You make a statement that the vehicle will no longer be garaged in town, and 2. You provide a mailing address for the refund, and the reason why.
Mail the statement to:
PO Box 90003
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9003
Download the Local Vehicle Tax License Refund Form (PDF)
For more information, call 540-443-1050.
The Town of Blacksburg also levies a consumer utility tax, a business license tax, a cigarette tax, meals tax and transient occupancy tax. For information, contact the Finance Department at 540-443-1050.
View the current Blacksburg Tax Rates.
- Lodging Tax Form (PDF)
- Meals and Lodging - Homestay Registration Form (PDF)
- Meals Tax Guidelines (PDF)
- Lodging Homestay Monthly Tax Form (PDF)
- Transient Lodging Tax Information Sheet (PDF)
- Homestay Application (PDF)
- Meals Tax Form (PDF)
- Cigarette Tax Form (PDF)
- Bank Draft Application for Tax Billing (PDF)