Vehicle-Related Tax Actions
Understanding your Vehicle Tax
Where does your tax bill come from? Find out about your assessment, tax rates, and calculation of taxes.
Board of Supervisors Approves 10% Tax Relief on 2023 Personal Property Taxes
While overall Fairfax County vehicle values as of Jan 1, 2023 have declined 9.8%, on average, from the 2022 values, they remain elevated. To help vehicle owners, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved 10% tax relief for personal property taxes as part of their FY 2024 Adopted budget. This will be accomplished by assessing vehicles at only 90% of their market value rather than the normal 100%. This option is provided for the County to ensure the assessments do not exceed actual fair market value due to unusual or extenuating circumstances and when an assessment ratio lower than 100% may reasonably be expected to determine actual fair market value. This is the second consecutive year that Fairfax County leaders have taken action.
Local Registration Fee
In addition to the value-based property tax, you must also pay a registration fee for the vehicle with the county or town. Registration fees vary based on vehicle type, weight, and use.
Out of State Plates
Residents who choose not to display Virginia license plates as required by state law are subject to Fairfax County's local Out-of-State Plates tax and penalty.
Relief & Exemptions
The Code of Virginia exempts some property from paying property taxes by classification and designation. Such as property of churches and non-profit charities.
Additionally, your tax burden may be reduced if you meet certain qualifications. There are exemptions for:
Vehicle Tax Subsidy
Personal Property Relief Act 1998 (PPTRA) Under Virginia law, the Commonwealth of Virginia subsidizes a percentage of the tax on the first $20,000 of assessed value for vehicles coded as personal use.
Appealing Vehicle Assessment
View qualifications and procedures for appealing your vehicle assessment on your vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions relating to vehicle taxes in Fairfax County.
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