FOI Rights and Responsibilities

View information about the Pulaski County Treasurer's office under Virginia's Freedom of Information (FOI) Act HERE.

The Constitution of Virginia delegates the authority to assess and collect taxes to Commissioners of the Revenue and Treasurers. This division of responsibility facilitates necessary internal control checks and balances.

Pulaski County continues to look for improved methods of obtaining tax payments and providing additional information to the public regarding account status, assessments and payment opportunities. In this effort, we are pleased to partner with Sturgis Web Services in providing this website for your convenience.

If you have any recommendations for improvement of these online services, please contact us.

Real estate taxes are assessed as of January 1st of each year.

Real estate is billed annually with a due date of December 5th. A 10% penalty is added on December 6th for late payment. Interest is 10% annually and begins accruing the first day of the month following the due date. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of the penalty and interest charge applied to all past due bills.
Taxpayers may pay real estate tax bills "in advance" at any time.

Notice to New Home Buyers

You can possibly save costly penalties if, prior to the purchase of property and close of escrow, you make sure there are no prior delinquent taxes owing, and pre-arrange who pays the current year due and owing. 

Please keep in mind that as a new property owner, Virginia law requires that you be responsible for the timely payment of taxes on your property. DO NOT WAIT TO BE NOTIFIED or expect receipt of a tax bill. None may be forthcoming. Make it a matter of your personal attention and responsibility to find out what taxes are due and owing by you, as required by law. In a normal escrow, current year taxes are usually pro-rated at the time of closing or escrow between the interested parties, based on the number of calendar days each party held ownership during the tax year. Pro-ration is a matter strictly between parties involved. The Treasurer cannot adjust the taxes. The amount that is shown on the tax bill is the amount due by the party determined at the close of escrow. Check your title papers to see if you were credited or debited an amount for the time during the year you owned the property.

Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled

Pulaski County provides a real estate tax relief program for the elderly and the disabled based on income and net worth.
Make sure that you receive bills for all property that you own. Check off the bills as you receive them and contact the Treasurer's office at (540) 980-7785 if you are missing any bills. UNDER VA LAW, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TAXPAYER TO OBTAIN ALL TAX BILL(S) AND TO MAKE TIMELY PAYMENT.