Unlike cities in Virginia, towns are political subdivisions of Virginia counties. Towns provide the additional public services that urbanized areas require, such as police protection, street maintenance and refuse collection. Montgomery County assesses and taxes real estate and personal property, and the Town of Blacksburg taxes real estate only. Real estate taxes are due semi-annually in December and June.

The following table lists 2016 tax rates:

Rate per $100 Assessed Value

Blacksburg Montgomery County Total
Real Estate $0.25 $0.89 $1.14
Personal Property $0.00 $2.55 $2.55

The Montgomery County Commissioner of Revenue, 540-382-5710, handles personal property declarations and must be notified of any address or vehicle changes.

Vehicle License Tax

Payment of a local vehicle license tax is required if you are a resident of the Town of Blacksburg and you own a vehicle.

Tax Rates

Vehicle Type

Truck Over 10,000 Lbs (One Year Decals Only)

Automobile $25
Truck $25
Truck Over 10,000 Lbs (One Year Decals Only)
Gross Weight
10,000 - 25,000 $35
25,001 - 40,000 $175
40,001 - 55,000 $350
55,001 - 70,000 $700
70,001 - 80,000 $837.50
Motorcycle $12.50
For Hire (4000 lbs or less) $29.50
For Hire (over 4000 lbs) $34.50

Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, and Hokie Passport accepted. 


If you are moving to another locality, then you will be eligible for a prorated refund if
1. You make a statement that the vehicle will no longer be garaged in town, and
2. You provide a mailing address for the refund, and the reason why.

Mail the statement to:

Financial Services
PO Box 90003
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9003

Download the Local Vehicle Tax License Refund Form (16.8kb pdf)


The following information is required for the registration form:
1. Name
2. Address
3. Vehicle make and year
4. License plate number
5. Vehicle identification number (VIN)
6. Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)

Decals can be purchased at the cashier window on the second floor of the Municipal Building at 300 South Main St.

For more information, call 540-558-0722.

Pay the vehicle license tax online using Visa, MasterCard or Discover

The Town of Blacksburg also levies a consumer utility tax, a business license tax, a cigarette tax, meals tax and transient occupancy tax. For information, contact the Finance Department at 540-961-1105.

View the current Blacksburg Tax Rates.


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