How is the amount of tax determined?

The personal property tax rate is established by the Lynchburg City Council. The tax is figured by multiplying the property's assessed value by the tax rate. The current personal property rate is $3.80 per $100 of assessed value. The current rate for machinery and tools is $3. Mobile homes are assessed as personal property but are taxed at the real estate rate which is currently $1.11.

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1. What types of personal property are taxable?
2. How is personal property assessed?
3. How is the amount of tax determined?
4. What is proration?
5. If I move out of Lynchburg or sell my automobile, will my tax bill be prorated?
6. When is my personal property tax bill due?
7. I have purchased a new vehicle and registered it at DMV, do I need to obtain a City of Lynchburg decal?
8. I have just moved into the City of Lynchburg, must I notify the Commissioner's office?
9. If I sell my automobile, whom must I notify?
10. I am active duty military, am I liable for personal property tax in the City of Lynchburg?
11. I am a full-time college student, am I liable for personal property tax in the City of Lynchburg?