Real Estate Tax

If you are looking to pay your real estate tax bill, you can do so in one of the following ways: 

  • Online with a debit or credit card. Citizens can pay online at   
  • By phone. To pay by credit card, call toll free 1-844-272-9468 (844-2PAY-GOV). For telephone payments, enter your Entity Code (100559) when prompted. 
  • By check in the mail. Citizens can mail their check to P.O. Box 230 Chatham, VA 24531
  • In one of the two dropboxes located outside the courthouse, one of which is on the wall before the security entrance into the building and the other is in the parking lot behind the building.
  • In person with cash, check, or credit or debit card at the Pittsylvania County Courthouse (11 Bank Street Chatham, VA 24531) or one of several area banking institutions: all American National Bank & Trust and First Citizens Bank locations in Danville and Pittsylvania County, as well as the main and Vista branches of First National Bank of Altavista.

Every Pittsylvania County property owner's tax bill is calculated by multiplying the current tax rate ($0.62 per every $100 in assessed value) with the current value of the home. In other words, your annual payment will be $6.20 for every $1,000 in your home's value. So if a home is worth $100,000, the annual real estate tax would be $620. These bills are broken up into two payments, which are due in December and June. 

The Commissioner of the Revenue Office maintains real estate assessment cards and maps, updating them from information recorded in the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Clerk's Office. Tax payments are made to the Treasurer's Office. 

The county conducts a general reassessment every 4 years, in which a firm is awarded a contract to appraise all real estate. For tax purposes, every property is assessed at 100% fair market value at the time of the assessment. The most recent general reassessment was completed on January 1, 2018, and a reassessment is currently underway. The results of that reassessment will go into effect on January 1, 2022. The Board of Supervisors sets the rate by June 30 of the current year.

Tax Rates

YearTax Rates
2021$0.62 per $100
2020$0.62 per $100
2019$0.62 per $100
2018$0.62 per $100
2017$0.59 per $100
2016$0.59 per $100
2015$0.59 per $100
2014$0.59 per $100
2013$0.56 per $100
2012$0.56 per $100
2011$0.52 per $100
2010$0.52 per $100
2009$0.56 per $100
2008$0.53 per $100
2007$0.50 per $100
2006$0.48 per $100

Non Pro-Rating Jurisdiction

Pittsylvania County is a non-prorating jurisdiction. If you are the owner of real estate on January 1 of the current year, you will receive the tax statement on the property for the entire year. Occasionally, the taxes are paid at closing by the attorney or company handling the closing of the sale. If this occurs, it is the responsibility of the taxpayer, seller and buyer, to know whose obligation it is to pay the tax statement. Regardless, the tax statement is sent to the owner as of January 1.