Smyth County Treasurer's Office


Tax Relief



The 2005 General Assembly capped the total cost of car tax relief for the Commonwealth of Virginia at $950 million.  Each locality's share of the $950 million is based upon car tax relief reimbursements from the Commonwealth to the locality for tax year 2004.  These funds are allocated to provide tax relief for qualifying vehicles in Smyth County.  The Board of Supervisors sets the percentage of tax relief at a level anticipated to exhaust PPTRA relief amounts provided.  The tax on the first $20,000 of value of your personal car, motorcycle and pickup or panel truck under 7,501 pounds qualifies for reduction.  Vehicles valued at $1,000 or less, your obligation to pay this tax has been eliminated.

The personal property tax relief act of 1998 provides tax relief for passenger cars,
motorcycles, and pickup or panel trucks having a registered gross weight of less than 7,501 pounds.  To qualify, a vehicle must be owned or leased by an individual, and used less than 50% for business purposes.  In addition, motor homes, trailers, and farm use vehicles do not qualify for tax relief.

Address Smyth County Courthouse Hours Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
109 West Main Street, Suite G024
  Marion, VA  24354 directions The Treasurer is located on the ground floor of the Smyth County Courthouse
phone  Phone: (276) 782-4059
fax  FAX: (276) 782-4060 map Google Map