Your 2014 Car Tax Bill; What You Need to Know
More than 800,000 personal property (car) tax bills have been mailed to county vehicle owners. Your tax payment is due Monday, Oct. 6. For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta.
Here is what you need to know:
The 2014 Personal Property Tax bill includes a $33 registration fee ($38 for vehicles
in excess of 4,000 pounds, or $18 for motorcycles) regularly garaged,
stored or parked in Fairfax County. There is no county windshield decal
to purchase or display. Residents living in Clifton, Herndon and
Vienna: contact your town office for more information on your town's
decal and/or fee requirements.
You may qualify for tax relief, if you are a senior at least 65
years old, or permanently and totally disabled, or a disabled
veteran. More information and forms are available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta, or call 703-222-8234 (TTY
Avoid the last minute rush and get faster service. If you
have a question or concern about your tax bill, you should contact the
Department of Tax Administration at your earliest convenience, Monday –
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 703-222-8234 (TTY 703-222-7594), or send
an email to email@example.com.
There are several convenient ways to pay. Note: In order to
complete a transaction, you will need the last 4 digits of your vehicle
identification # (VIN) and property # as shown on your tax bill.
If you do not have a bill with you, you will need your DMV Customer
Number and the last 4 digits of your vehicle’s VIN.
Online – The most convenient way to pay your tax is online.
Go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta and follow the
By Mail – Detach the bottom of your bill and send in the
full amount by check written to County of Fairfax. Do Not
Send Correspondence with your bill. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or send correspondence to DTA, 12000 Government Center Parkway,
Suite 223, Fairfax, VA 22035. Postmark must be by the due date to
avoid late charges. If a check is returned by the bank unpaid, a
$50 charge will be added and the payment is void.
Pay With Cash – Pay by cash at the customer service desk at
any Northern Virginia Shoppers Food location, or at other
participating retailers. For a list of retailers who accept your
tax payment, visit www.globalexpress.net,
click on store locator. You must have your bill and pay the
exact amount due; a $1.25 service fee will be charged by Global
Express per transaction.
Mobile App – Download the free Fairfax County app by
searching Fairfax County Government on Google Play or the Apple App
Store. Once you download and launch the Fairfax County app, look
for the Services icon. Click on the Services icon and look for the
Car Tax icon. 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
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.
In Person – (Long lines are possible close to the Oct. 6
deadline.) Pay in person at the Government Center, 12000
Government Center Parkway, Suite 223, Fairfax, VA 22035, Monday –
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (open Thursdays until 6:30 p.m.).
Extended hours: Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; open
until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. Open Saturday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m.
to noon. You are encouraged to pay by mail or online to
avoid standing in line.
Electronic Check – Go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta and pay by electronic
check. Provide information from your check and your bank account
will be automatically debited. No processing fee is charged.
Credit Card – Call 703-222-6740, (TTY 711) to pay by
telephone or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta
to pay online. A 2.5 percent third-party processing fee is charged
for credit card payments (as allowed by state law). More details on
paying by credit card (including debit card information).
At Banks – Pay at any of the following banks in Fairfax
County only. (You must have your bill and pay the exact amount
due. Credit cards are not accepted.)
- Bank of America (check or cash)
- SunTrust (check or cash)
- Note: Wells Fargo no longer accepts payments at its branches.
- Online – The most convenient way to pay your tax is online. Go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta and follow the directions.