Tax Values & Rates

All real and personal property taxable values subject to City of Mount Airy property taxes are determined and assessed by Surry County using a valuation date of January 1. The tax rates set by the City of Mount Airy are applied to these values to determine the amount of your tax bill. Taxes are billed in the name of the owner of the property as of January 1 of the current tax year, even if the owner has changed prior to our billing.

The tax rates for the City of Mount Airy are set by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Mount Airy through the adoption of the city’s annual budget ordinance. The tax rates set by the City of Mount Airy for its fiscal year which begins July 1, 2014 and ends June 30, 2015 are as follows:
  • City-wide rate - $0.48 per $100 valuation - this rate applies to all properties located within the city limits of Mount Airy.
  • Municipal Service District rate - $0.21 per $100 valuation - this rate applies to all properties located within the Municipal Service District of the City of Mount Airy. This tax rate is in addition to the city-wide rate.