Vehicle Taxes & Fees

Fairfax County, Virginia


The Department of Tax Administration’s (DTA) Personal Property and Business License Division is responsible for the assessment of all vehicles normally garaged/parked in Fairfax County. Vehicles include cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, motor homes, buses, and mobile homes.

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DTA is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your convenience, our full service counter is open until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for walk-in customers.

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 261
Fairfax, VA 22035
Juan Rengel,
Division Director

Local Registration Fee

In addition to the value-based property tax, you must also register the vehicle with the county or town and pay a fee. Registration fees vary based on vehicle type, weight, and use.

Out of State Plates

Residents who choose not to display Virginia licenses plates as required by state law are subject to Fairfax County's local Out-of-State Plates tax and penalty.

Appealing Vehicle Assessment

View qualifications and procedures for appealing your assessment on your vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions relating to vehicle taxes in Fairfax County.