Countywide Dialogue on Transportation: Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax

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Continuation of Countywide Dialogue on Transportation from Fairfax County


  • Tax on miles traveled by vehicles registered in Fairfax County.

Current Rate:

  • Not applicable. Fairfax County currently does not have a fee on vehicle miles traveled.

 Example Rate:

  • 1¢ per mile.

Potential Annual Revenue at Example Rate:

  • $120 million


  • General Assembly authorization.

 Bond Eligibility?

  • It's possible, however the funding source may be considered too "experimental" for bonding.

 Who Pays?

  • Businesses and residents with vehicles registered in Fairfax County.

 Who Doesn't Pay?

  • Owners of vehicles that are not registered in Fairfax County.

Effect on Household:

  • $310 per household.
  • Assumptions:
    • FHWA Average Annual Miles per Driver 13,476
    • Number of Vehicles Registered in Fairfax County 900,000
    • Number of Miles Driven by Fairfax County Registered Vehicles 12,128,400,000
    • Households in Fairfax County 390,000

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