Board Sets CY2023 Advertised Tax Rate

At its March 21, 2023 meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted to advertise the Calendar Year 2023 real estate tax rate at $1.145 and the personal property tax rate at $6.10. The Board is required by Virginia law to set an advertised rate, which is the maximum rate they can choose to adopt. The final tax rate is scheduled for April 18, 2023. Before the final tax rate adoption, citizens may provide input at a public hearing on April 4, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. Input may be provided electronically starting March 31, 2023, by visiting

The Board will continue to hold additional work sessions leading up to April 18, 2023, when the Board is scheduled to consider the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget. These sessions are all open to the public. Again, the Board will hold a public hearing on the adoption of the CY23 final tax rate, FY24 Budget, Virginia Public School Authority Debt Issuance, Fire Levy, Utilities Water and Sewer Rate and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) at the public hearing on April 4, 2023, as mentioned above.



CY2022 Tax Rates


Real Estate



Tangible Personal Property



Garrisonville Service District



Lake Carroll Service District



Lynhaven Lane Service District



Lake Arrowhead Service District



Hidden Lake Service District



Countywide Fire Levy*



The Board also decided to advertise a Fire Levy* that will tax at the same real estate tax base, but those funds will only be spent on Fire and Rescue needs.

The County Administrator presented the Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed Budget to the Board of Supervisors on March 7, 2023. More information on the proposed budget may be found at, along with the complete proposed budget document via the OpenGov platform, the County Administrator's presentation and a proposed budget highlight sheet.   

The Board still has a series of steps to complete before the Board adopts the budget. To access the entire budget process calendar, please visit All meetings are held at the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.