New Vehicle Registration Fee in 2010 Personal Property Bills


July 19, 2010
OPA 133/10

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  • 2010 Fairfax County Personal Property Tax bill includes new $33 registration fee for cars ($38 for vehicles in excess of 4,000 pounds).
  • There is no county windshield decal to purchase or display.

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2010 Fairfax County Personal Property Tax bills are being mailed to residents during the next several weeks and are due on Oct. 5. The bill includes a new $33 registration fee for cars ($38 for vehicles in excess of 4,000 pounds) normally located in the county as of July 1, 2010. There is no county windshield decal to purchase or display. Residents living within the towns of Clifton, Herndon and Vienna have additional decal and/or fee requirements; contact your respective town for more information.

Fairfax County residents, including town residents, must register vehicles with the Department of Tax Administration that are normally garaged or parked in Fairfax County, even if the vehicle is registered in another state. Failure to locally register vehicles on time will result in additional penalties. Register online or call 703-222-8234 (TTY 703-222-7594). In addition, make sure your address is correct with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Vehicle Registration Fees:

  • $18 for motorcycles.
  • $23 for any taxi or other vehicle that is kept for rent or hire operated by a chauffeur for the transportation of passengers. An additional fee of $5 is charged if the weight of the vehicle is more than 4,000 pounds.
  • $23 for a bus used exclusively for transportation to and from church school, for the purpose of religious instruction, or church, for the purpose of divine worship. If the empty weight of the vehicle exceeds 4,000 pounds, the fee is $28.
  • $33 for all other vehicles with a weight of 4,000 pounds or less.
  • $38 for all other vehicles with a weight of more than 4,000 pounds. 

There are several convenient ways to pay the personal property tax.  Refer to the information included in your bill, visit the Department of Tax Administration online, or call 703-222-8234 (TTY 703-222-7594).

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