The Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to hold Purcellville’s real estate, personal property and Fireman’s Field Service District tax rates all level in next year’s budget.
Although the town’s real estate tax rate will remain at 22 cents per $100 of assessed value, residents on average will pay 5.22 percent more on their bills than in 2018. That’s because the county’s Commissioner of the Revenue’s 2019 Real Property Assessment shows the average value of a single-family home to be about $24,800 more in 2019 than in 2018, with the average value of a townhouse to be about $23,400 more.
As for personal property taxes, residents will pay the same on their vehicles as they did last year, at $1.05 per $100 of assessed value. Business owners will also pay the same on property they use for business, at 55 cents per $100 of assessed value.
The Fireman’s Field Service District Tax, which was created in 2011 to pay for preservation of the 15.89-acre complex, will also remain at 3 cents per $100 of assessed real estate value.
The staff estimates the town will generate nearly $3 million from the real estate tax, nearly $600,000 from the personal property tax and nearly $409,000 from the Fireman’s Field tax by the end of the current fiscal year on June 30.
Residents are required to pay their spring tax bills by June 5.