Vehicle (Car) Tax Payments are Due Oct. 7 – What You Need to Know

Cars in Traffic in Fairfax

Have you paid your 2019 vehicle (car) tax? 

We mailed more than 800,000 annual bills to vehicle owners, and because Oct. 5 falls on a Saturday, this year’s deadline to pay your bill is Monday, Oct. 7. We have many ways to pay and extended hours to help make the process easy for everyone.

Understanding Your Vehicle Tax

Not sure why you received a bill or how the total was calculated? Watch this short video to learn more about the 2019 vehicle tax.


Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute!

If you have a question or concern about your tax bill, contact our customer service staff in the Department of Tax Administration. The hours are weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 703-222-8234 (TTY 711), or send an email.

You can also access your personal property (vehicle tax) and real estate tax account information securely online via our MyFairfax web portal. When you create an account, MyFairfax enables you to:

  • Access tax information.
  • Register new vehicles or update vehicles moved or sold.
  • View current and past real estate assessments and payment information.
Log into MyFairfax


Ways to Pay

The easiest way to pay your bill is online, but the county offers several convenient and quick ways to pay. Tip: have your bill handy, you will need the information listed on it.

Ways to pay include:

    • Monday, Sept. 30 to Wednesday, Oct. 2: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, Oct. 3: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Oct. 4: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, Oct. 5: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Monday, Oct. 7: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Note: Third-party service fee applies to all credit/debit card payments.

Get Info on How to Pay Your Car Tax


Your Bill Includes Local Registration Fee

  • Your personal property (car) tax bill includes a local registration fee for vehicles regularly garaged, stored or parked in Fairfax County.
  • Your county tax bill is separate and distinct from the state registration fee paid to the Virginia DMV.
  • Other than a safety inspection sticker, Fairfax County does not require the display of a windshield decal.
  • The Town of Clifton, Town of Herndon and Town of Vienna each charge a local registration fee, which is included in your Fairfax County personal property tax bill. They also do not require the display of a windshield decal.


Tax Relief

You may qualify for tax relief if you are at least 65 years old, or permanently and totally disabled and meet the income and asset eligibility requirements. Additional circumstances may allow you to reduce your taxes. To see if you qualify for an exemption visit our website or call 703-222-8234 (TTY 711).

Learn More About Tax Relief


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