How are Recreational Vehicles, Motor Homes, and Campers assessed?

Recreational vehicles, motor homes and campers are assessed based on a percentage of the original cost. Assessments begin at 70 percent of cost and decline by 10 percent each year until the assessment reaches 20 percent of the original cost. These vehicles do not qualify for personal property tax relief. These vehicle are prorated based on the number of months the vehicle has taxable situs in the county or one of Loudoun’s incorporated towns.


RV purchased in the current year for $25,000.

$25,000 X .70 = $17,500 assessed value

Camper purchased 3 years ago for $10,000.

$10,000 X .50 = $5,000 assessed value

Motor home purchased 5 years ago for $175,000.

$175,000 X .30 = $52,500 assessed value

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1. What type of property is taxable?
2. Which vehicles are subject to the Vehicle Personal Property Tax?
3. Is it possible for the assessed value of my vehicle to be higher this year than it was last year?
4. If my vehicle has been subject to a recent factory recall, will the assessment decrease?
5. Does a new car manufacturer’s rebate reduce the original cost basis of a new vehicle for purposes of personal property tax assessment?
6. If I disagree with the county's assessment of my property, how can the value be changed?
7. What is unusually high mileage?
8. How are taxicabs taxed in Loudoun County?
9. How are antique motor vehicles assessed?
10. How are mobile homes assessed?
11. How are Recreational Vehicles, Motor Homes, and Campers assessed?