Tax Information

Business License (BPOL)
A business license is authorization stating you may operate your business in the Town of Dumfries. All businesses are required to obtain a business license from the Town before operating a business. Business licenses are administered through the Treasurer’s Office.  It is unlawful to operate a business within the Town without a license. See “Business License (BPOL)” for more information.

Business License Application

Due Date and Penalty
A Business License must be obtained prior to the beginning of any business within the Town.  Annual renewals are due no later than March 1st.  The tax (BPOL) shall be paid with the submittal of the Business License application. A penalty of 10% will be assessed for late applications and/or late payments.

Personal Property
The Town of Dumfries does not collect Personal Property tax.
Personal Property taxes are assessed by and paid to Prince William County.  For more information, visit the PWC Finance Department online or call 703-792-6700.

Real Property (Real Estate)
Real Estate taxes are based on PWC Assessments and are due twice a year on June 5th and December 5th.  The current tax rate is $.1899/100 of assessed value.

Penalty and Interest
A penalty of 10% will be assessed on all late payments.  In addition to penalty, interest of 10% (per annum) will be added to the tax and penalty after July 1st of the succeeding year.

The town uses Prince William County’s assessment of property.  For additional information on Assessments, visit PWC Finance Department online or call 703-792-6700.

County Mapper

Tax Relief/Discounts/Exemptions
Any person who is exempt from the county’s motor vehicle license taxes or the real property taxes will be exempt from the town’s motor vehicle license taxes or real property taxes.  The taxpayer is responsible for providing proof of such exemption.  Proof of exemption must be provided yearly.  Visit Prince William County Finance Department online or call 703-792-6700 for information regarding available tax relief, discount programs or exemptions.

Vehicle License (Decals)

All motor vehicles residing within the Town of Dumfries including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor scooters or vehicles of like design are required to display a valid Town decal.

Decals are purchased annually for a fee.  Starting March 1st the cost for Decals will be $24.00.  The vehicle license (decal) is valid from April 16th to April 15th of the following year.  Decals can be purchased at Town Hall.


A fine may be imposed for noncompliance of no more than $250.00.

All payments can be made in person at Town Hall or mailed to 17755 Main Street, Dumfries, VA 22026.

You may now pay real estate taxes online with most major credit cards or your check through the secure website or by calling 1-800-272-9829.

Click our pay online link and you will be taken to the site. You will need to enter your personal information, credit card or check information and the Jurisdiction code 6234. Please have your tax bill handy.

Official Payments will charge a convenience fee for this service. You will be able to see what the fee is and accept or decline before making your payment. You will receive a confirmation of payment and your credit card will reflect the payment to the Town of Dumfries and the convenience fee charged by Official Payments.

For additional information on town taxes, please contact the Town Treasurer at 703-221-3400.