Personal Property Tax is a tax on tangible property - i.e., automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, trailers, and mobile homes. It is an ad valorem tax, meaning the tax amount is set according to the value of the property. A higher-valued property pays more tax than a lower-valued property. All vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, campers and trailers, registered to a Town of Purcellville address are subject to personal property taxes and an annual vehicle license fee. Personal property assessments are made by the Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue.
The Town of Purcellville is not fully funded by Loudoun County. Taxes collected on behalf of the Town are used to pay for Government operations including Police, street maintenance and sidewalks, trash, recycling and yard waste collection, Building/ Zoning Enforcement and Inspections, Parks and Recreation, and Economic Development.
County Taxes are used to pay for Schools, Public Safety-Fire/Rescue, Sheriff/Jail, Libraries, Animal Control, Election Services, Community Centers, Mental Health and Welfare Programs.
• If you moved from Loudoun County, please contact the Loudoun County Commissioner of Revenue (703-777-0260) to change your jurisdictional code to Purcellville so that you are not billed for a Loudoun County decal.
Vehicles must be registered after purchase or relocating to Purcellville with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (within 30 days) and with Loudoun County (within 60 days). Failure to report will result in penalties.