Pay Car Taxes and Registration Fees

Pay your car taxes in one of many ways we offer. Want to pay another tax type? Pay Real Estate taxes or Pay Business Personal Property taxes.

Note: In order to complete a transaction, you will need the last 4 digits of your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and property number as shown on your tax bill. If you do not have a bill with you, you will need your DMV Customer Number (on your driver’s license) and the last 4 digits of your vehicle’s VIN.



  • QR Code on Your Bill - Your bill has a QR (Quick Response) barcode printed on the top right-hand corner (above your amount due). Use the QR code reader on your smartphone to directly access the online tax payment site. Follow the simple directions. You will be able to see your current balance due and any prior year taxes due. A third-party service fee applies for paying with a debit or credit card.


By Mail 

  • Send bill and checks only (no cash) payable to:
    • Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration
      12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223
      Fairfax, VA 22035

By Phone 

  • If using VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, call 703-222-6740, TTY 711 (*24 hours a day/ 7 days a week*).
  • Third-party service fees apply.

In Person

  • Government Center
    • 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223, Fairfax, Va., 22035
    • Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; open until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
    • Pay by check, cash, credit or debit card
    • Credit card (Third-party service fees apply.)

  • Banks
    • Bank of America and SunTrust branches in Fairfax County accept cash or check payments.
    • Effective January 1, 2014, Wells Fargo bank no longer accepts Fairfax County tax payments.
    • You must bring your bill.
    • Credit card payments are not accepted.

  • Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
    • Bring cash payments and bill to customer service desk at Shoppers Food & Pharmacy stores throughout Virginia. $1.25 service fee applies.

  • Global Express
    • For Global Express locations, call 1-800-989-6669, option 3, then option 4. Only cash payments are accepted, and there is a $1.25 service fee by Global Express.

Automatic Installments



Late Payments and Returned Checks

Late Payment Notice:
There is a 10 percent penalty plus interest for late personal property tax payments, and a 25 percent penalty for payments more than 30 days past due. Late payments are subject to multiple collection actions and additional fees.

Returned Check Fee:
If a check is returned a $50 charge will be added and the payment is void.


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