Machinery & Tools

Machinery and Tools

All persons or corporations owning machinery and tools, unlicensed motor vehicles, and delivery equipment used in manufacturing, mining, water well drilling, processing or reprocessing, radio or television broadcasting, dairy, dry cleaning or laundry businesses located in Prince George County must file the Return of Machinery and Tools by February 5th of each year.

To request an extension on the filing of the Machinery and Tools return, please return a written request by either email to, fax (804) 863-0529 or mail at PO Box 155, Prince George, VA 23875.

The tax bills for Machinery and Tools are due on June 5th every year.

Machinery and Tools tax is not prorated. However, motor vehicles utilized in a business are prorated.

Machinery and Tools is depreciated using the original purchase price and original purchase date. The depreciation schedule is listed below.

  Original Cost Percentage Assessed Value
Purchased 2019 or Before   20%  
Purchased 2020   30%  
Purchased 2021   40%  
Purchased 2022   50%  
Purchased 2023   60%  

If you believe you qualify for the Machinery and Tools tax classification, please contact our office for a determination.


Commissioner of the Revenue

Darlene M Rowsey, Master Commissioner of the Revenue

Briley Vaughan, Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue (804) 722-8740
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