General Tax Information

Winchester Tax Rates

Real Estate
$0.91 per $100 of assessed value

Personal Property (vehicle)
$4.50 per $100 of assessed value

Business Personal Property
$4.50 per $100 of assessed value

Machinery and Tools
$1.30 per $100 of assessed value

Meals Tax - 6%
Motel Tax - 5%
Virginia State Sales Tax - 5.3%

Property Taxes

Real estate property taxes are due twice a year (June 5 and December 5)

Personal property taxes are due once per year in the month you register your vehicle with the city.

The City of Winchester determines real estate property taxes by multiplying real estate total assessed value by the current tax rate divided by $100. Tax rate is set by City Council in April of each year.

Re-Assessment of all real property is conducted every two years.

Pay your taxes at the City's Treasurer's office located in Rouss City Hall.

Tax Relief Programs for the Elderly and Disabled: Effective 1/1/09

To be eligible you must:

  1. Own your home (must be the principle residence)
  2. Be at least 65 years of age or older, or permanently or temporarily disabled
  3. Have a household income of $50,000 or less
  4. Have total assets of $200,000 or less (excluding the value of the dwelling, furnishings, and the land, not exceeding one acre, upon which it is situated).
  5. File for the exemption each year between January 1st and April 1st.

Contact: Commissioner of the Revenue

(540) 667-1815
Rouss City Hall
15 North Cameron Street