Personal Property Taxes


The Virginia Tax Code Section 58.1-3518 requires all business owners, including home-based businesses, to file a Business Tangible Personal Property Return and current asset list annually. If you conducted business as an individual, partnership or corporation, or if you own leased business equipment in the City of Fredericksburg on January 1 of this year; you must complete and return the Business Personal Property form. A separate form should be submitted for each business location.


Personal property tax applies to the assessed value of tangible personal property including all motor vehicles (cars, trucks, motor homes, and motorcycles), trailers, mobile homes, and boats. The City of Fredericksburg is a prorating locality. Property is assessed based on the actual length of time that the property has situs in the city. Values are established using the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Pricing Guide.