Tax Information


Taxes make infrastructure and services possible. Henry County would not have public schools, law enforcement protection or public safety entities were it not for the tax revenue provided by County citizens. All localities in Virginia have a personal property tax. Henry County taxes cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers, boats and aircraft. The tax is assessed by the Commissioner of Revenue and paid to the County Treasurer.

Tax Rates

  • Real Estate: 55.5 cents per $100 of assessed value
  • Personal Property: $1.55 per $100 of assessed value

Motor Vehicle License Fees

  • Cars/Trucks - $20.75, Trailers - $12, Motorcycles - $12

This fee has been imposed by the Board of Supervisors since 2017. It replaced the decal. 

  • Sec. 8-802. - Amount of license.
    • A. There is hereby levied an annual license fee on every motor vehicle, trailer and semitrailer required to be licensed under this article. The annual license fee imposed by this section shall be in addition to any other county license tax or fees, including personal property tax.
    • B. On every motor vehicle, trailer and semitrailer not taxed under other subsections of this section, there shall be a fee of twenty dollars and seventy-five cents ($20.75) per annum, except that the fee on motorcycles shall be twelve dollars ($12.00) per annum, the fee on trailers shall be twelve dollars ($12.00) per annum. (Ord. of 6-27-17(5))

Business Licenses

  • Business licenses are a minimum of $30 annually. Please contact the Commissioner of Revenue at (276) 634-4690 or via e-mail at for more details.

Dog Tags

  • Now selling lifetime dog tags! Only $20 per tag. Just bring your most recent rabies vaccine certification. 

Dog tags can be purchased in the Treasurer's Office in the County Administration Building or by mail.