General Information

REAL ESTATE TAXES

General Information

Real estate taxes are assessed as of January 1st of each year. Real estate is billed semi-annually with due dates of June 5th and December 5th.

A 10% penalty is added on June 6th for the first half late payment and December 6th for the second half 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 real estate tax bills "in advance" at any time.

Please notify the Commissioner of Revenue at 540-948-4421 if you have a question regarding the amount of the assessment or 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 Madison County Treasurer’s Office at 540-948-4409.

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 note that a $30.00 administrative fee is added to a bill that is more than 30 days delinquent from the December 5th due date.  There is one $30.00 fee per individual.

Please notify the Commissioner of Revenue at 540-948-4421 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 Madison County Commissioner of Revenue's Office at 540-948-4421. 

Payment Options

In Person
You may pay in person at the Treasurer's Office, 414 North Main Street, Madison VA 22727.  Payment by cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, Visa, Master Card or Discover certified funds are accepted.

Drop Box
Checks or money orders can be dropped in the 24-hour Treasurer's Office drop box located on the right door entering the Administration Center on 414 N. Main Street. Please do not deposit cash in the drop box. Payments are on-time if they are deposited by midnight on the due date.

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 to enter your zip code and last 4 of your SSN. 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 Madison County
PO Box 309
Madison, VA  22727-0309

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 540-948-4409 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.