Tax Payments

Pay Taxes Online

Salem City has contracted with Official Payments Corp., to process your personal property and real estate taxes online. Official Payments will collect your payment information using a secure server, process your credit card payment, issue a confirmation number for your records and transmit the information to the City Treasurer.

There is a fee for this convenience (see chart to right). After you enter the amount you wish to pay in tax, the system will tell you the fee and add the fee to the payment. You have the option to authorize the payment or may cancel the transaction if the fee is unacceptable to you. The system will issue an onscreen confirmation number and a printable digital receipt. Confirmation is e-mailed to users who request it. The charge will also appear on your credit card statement: the tax amount on one line, the convenience fee amount on a separate line.

To pay your taxes online: Make a note of Salem City's jurisdictional code - 1035. Click the link below for the type of tax payment you plan to pay. This takes you to the second step of the online payment process. Salem City's jurisdictional code has already been recorded for you. Follow the step-by-step instructions.

You will be asked to enter information such as:

  • The type of tax or fee
  • A bill or invoice number
  • Your credit card information
  • The amount of the tax or fee payment

Click here to pay Real Estate Taxes

Click here to pay Personal Property Taxes

Online Payments Corporation accepts the following credit cards:

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover/Novus Card.

Credit Cards accepted

Convenience Fees

Official Payments Corporation

Convenience Fee

(Effective 10/1/02)
Amount of Bill Fee
$0 - 49.99 $3
$50 - 99.99 $5
$100 - 199.99 $7
$200 - 299.99 $10
$300 - 399.99 $12
$400 - 499.99 $15
$500 - 599.99 $18
$600 - 699.99 $21
$700 - 799.99 $24
$800 - 899.99 $27
$900 - 999.99 $30
$1,000 - 9,999.99 3.00%
$10,000 & over 2.50%


(540) 375-3024


P.O. Box 869
Salem, VA 24153

Physical Location

City Hall
114 North Broad Street
Salem, VA 24153


(540) 375-4059




8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

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