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The tax rate for the City of Harrisonburg is .86 cents per hundred of assessed value, effective July 1, 2019. This rate is subject to change annually. The tax rate is set by City Council and decided upon each year in April.  PDF[35KB] Historical real estate tax rates.

Taxes are calculated on a fiscal year basis and are billed twice a year for: 

July 1 – December 31 (due December 5) 

January 1 – June 30 (due June 5)


Information pertaining to Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled.

Information pertaining to Disabled Veterans Real Property Tax Exemption.

Information/Application Surviving Spouse Benefit Real Property Tax Exemption PDF[66KB]


PDF[51KB] List of delinquent real estate taxes for the City of Harrisonburg, years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.


Change of Address

Upon moving, you must notify the taxing authority (Commissioner of the Revenue) of your new billing address as soon as possible so that your record can be updated.  All billings will be mailed to the last known address on record.


Note: If a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is extended to the next succeeding business day. 

Please be aware that failure to receive a bill does not relieve your obligation to pay the tax due by the due date. Failure to pay the tax due by the due date will result in a late payment penalty of 10% or a $10.00 (minimum) being assessed.  An annual interest of 10% begins January 1 (First half) and July 1 (Second half).

Online Payment

Make all checks payable to the City of Harrisonburg. We do not accept credit card payments in the office. You can only use credit cards, debit cards, and electronic checks through the online system.