Payment Options

Online

Use the Customer Assessment and Payment Portal (CAPP) to:

  • Pay taxes, utilities and parking tickets
  • Sign up for the email Billpayer Notification Service
  • View assessment and payment history
  • Set up automatic payments for your accounts, at no charge, through the Automated Bank Debit Service (ABD)

Through CAPP, you can pay by credit card or e-check.  E-check payments are free of charge.

Credit Card Fees: We offer the option of paying by credit card as a convenience to those customers who wish to do so.  However, credit card transactions have a cost, sometimes a substantial one.  The 2.5% fee that is charged by our credit card processor (often referred to as a “convenience fee” or “merchant fee”), is the lowest we have come across for a municipal government, but it still comes to $12.50 on a $500 bill, and $60.00 on a $2,400 bill — the average real estate installment tax bill.  So, while we accept credit cards as a convenience to those customers who wish to use them, those customers must bear the cost of doing so.  Retail merchants are able to absorb this credit card cost and pass it on by increasing the price of their goods and services.  If the convenience fees were absorbed by the County, however, at a minimum, it would cost millions of dollars annually, which would be borne by increasing taxes for everyone.  What’s more, were these charges not passed on to the consumer, many more people would choose to pay by credit card larger and larger amounts, resulting in an ever increasing expense for the County.

It is important to note that customers using credit cards pay the convenience fee directly to the credit card processor.  Arlington County does not receive any portion of the fee.

CAPP Security Update: For the best experience using CAPP, we recommend using the most up-to-date versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Older versions of browsers are less secure, and CAPP will no longer support them. Using beta versions or older versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari (before version 8) may result in limited security and functionality within the site.

Automatic Bank Debit (ABD)

Sign up to have your taxes (real estate, personal property) and/or utilities fees automatically paid from your savings or checking account. There is no charge for this service. To enroll your accounts in ABD, log in to your CAPP profile and click on “Manage Automatic Payments.” We will automatically debit your designated bank account. If you do not have internet access, please call 703-228-3702 for assistance. For real estate tax payments, you can choose from two ABD options:

  • Payments on the due date: The full tax installment amount transfers from your designated bank account no earlier than the June 15 and October 5 due dates. Approximately one month prior to these due dates, you’ll receive a debit notice indicating the automatic deduction amount from your bank account.
  • Monthly payments: A prorated amount of your tax bill transfers from your designated bank account no earlier than the 5th of each month so that the total transfers, as of October 5, equal the total annual bill amount. For the transfers to begin on schedule, you must respond by June 1 for payment of the second installment, or by October 1 for the first installment. With ABD enrollment, you’ll receive a debit notice each year, at the beginning of May, indicating the new monthly automatic deduction amount from your bank account.

To learn more, read the Automatic Bank Debit Rights and Obligations

Phone

Call 888-272-9829 to pay your County utility bills and parking tickets over the phone with a credit card. (Note: Credit Card Fees: The County adds to the total transaction sum a 2.5 percent fee — or a $1 minimum — imposed by the service provider.  Read more here.) Visa cards are not accepted for utility payments over the phone. When you call, enter:

  • 1000 for the jurisdiction code
  • 3 to pay a parking violation
  • 4 to pay a utility bill (Visa not accepted)
  • The bill or ticket number
  • The payment amount
  • Your credit card number
  • Your credit card expiration date

Mail

Mail a check or money order, payable to the Arlington County Treasurer, to pay your tax bills, utility bills, parking tickets and other fees. Send your payments to:

Arlington County Treasurer’s Office 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 201 Arlington, VA 22201

Your mailed payment must have a U.S. postmark on or before the due date to avoid late charges, except for utility bills, which the County must receive within 30 days of the billing date. Note: The Treasurer’s Office doesn’t accept postdated checks (checks written with a future date) for future processing; however, you can set up a future payment through an online CAPP profile. Call 703-228-3702 for help with CAPP future payments.

In Person

Visit the Treasurer’s Office at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 215, during office hours (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) to pay your taxes and fees with a credit card, debit card, check, money order or cash.

  • Most credit card transactions incur a 2.5 percent fee, imposed by the service provider.
  • Pin-based debit card transactions don’t incur any fees.
  • The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) doesn’t accept pin-based debit cards.
  • DMV, iPark, zone parking permit and vehicle decal-only transactions don’t incur any fees.
  • Acceptable payment methods for vehicle boot and tow fees — and their related parking tickets — include cash, certified funds and debit cards (no credit cards).
  • The Treasurer’s Office doesn’t accept postdated checks (checks written with a future date on them) for future processing.

24-Hour Drop Box

Place a copy of your bill in an envelope with your check or money order and drop them in the 24-hour Treasurer’s Office drop box (located in the 2400 block of Clarendon Boulevard, on the driver’s side, near the corner of North Adams Street).

  • You must not deposit cash in the drop box.
  • For bill payments to be considered on time, you can deposit them by midnight before the bill’s due date — except for utility bills, which the County must receive within 30 days of the billing date.
  • The Treasurer’s Office does not accept postdated checks (checks written with a future date) for future processing.

Neighborhood Payment Program

In person payments may be made at the following Global Express locations or Arlington banks:

Global Express
Retailer Name Address City St Zip Code Phone # Hours of Operation:
ACE Center #639 311 N Glebe Rd Arlington VA 22203 703-243-8971 Mon-Thurs 9:00am to 7:00pm, Fri 9:00am to 8:00pm, Sat 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sun Closed
Check Cash 4710 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204 703-553-0021
Checks Cashed 3621 #2 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204 703-979-2000
EZ Cash Depot 2602 Columbia Pike Arlington VA 22204 703-521-1600 Mon-Sat 8:00am-8:00pm, Sun 8:00am to 6:00pm
La Union Grocery 4308 Lee Hwy Arlington VA 22207 703-812-9484 Mon-Sat 8:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am to 6:00pm
SR Express 2724 Washington Blvd Arlington VA 22201 703-888-1717 Mon-Sun 9:00am to 10:00pm

 

Banks:  Arlington Locations
Bank of America
John Marshall Bank
Sun Trust Bank
United Bank
Wells Fargo