PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES

General Information

Personal Property taxes are billed annually with a due date December 5th.   If taxable property is discovered, purchased, or moved into the County and was not on record in time for the regular billing cycle, then supplemental bills will be issued.

A 10% penalty is added on December 6th for late payment. Interest is 10% annually and begins accruing the first day of the month following the due date. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the penalty and interest charge applied to all past due bills. Taxpayers may pay personal property bills "in advance" at any time.

Please notify the Commissioner of Revenue at 540-483-3083 if you have a question regarding personal property valuation or if there has been a change in ownership.

If you need to change your billing address, you can submit an address request change by searching and viewing your tax record and clicking the 'Address Change Request' button or you can contact the Franklin County Commissioner of Revenue's Office at 540-483-3083.

Payment Options

In Person
You may pay in person at the Treasurer's Office, 1255 Franklin Street Suite 101 Rocky Mount, VA 24151.  Payment by cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, Master Card or Discover certified funds are accepted.

Online
You may also pay online. Please click the Search and Pay Taxes button at the top of the page. In order to pay your personal property bill online you will need your account number. Payments by MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover are accepted. Additional fees will apply.

Postal Service
Payment should be mailed to the following address:
Treasurer of Franklin County
1255 Franklin Street Suite 101
Rocky Mount, VA  24151

Avoid Penalties

Make sure that you receive bills for all property that you own. Check off the bills as you receive them and contact the Treasurer's office at 540-483-3078 if you are missing any bills. UNDER VA LAW, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TAXPAYER TO OBTAIN ALL TAX BILL(S) AND TO MAKE TIMELY PAYMENT.

Mail your property tax payments early to make sure that the envelope is postmarked on or before the due date. According to VA law the Treasurer must review the postmark date to determine if payment was mailed before the deadline.

Property Assessment

The Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for the assessment of all tangible personal property i.e., vehicles, trailers, watercrafts, aircrafts, recreational vehicles, mobile homes, business personal property, machinery and tools, and farm equipment with taxable status in Franklin County.  The Code of Virginia, Section 58.1.3503, provides for the types of property assessed and the methods of assessment available to commissioners. Personal Property is taxable in the locality where it is normally garaged, docked or parked.