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Albemarle County levies a Personal property tax on all taxable tangible personal property located in the County.  Items of personal property that are taxable include:  motor vehicles, motorcycles, boats, boat trailers, mobile homes, aircraft, campers, and utility trailers.

Effective 01-01-2009, vehicle decals are no longer required to be displayed on windshields.  A Vehicle License Tax replaced the former Decal Fee.  This fee is billed annually along with the 1st half Personal Property tax bill. The County of Albemarle is a pro-rating locality.   This means tax is levied on vehicles by date of purchase or date registered in Virginia until the date the vehicle is retitled out of state, sold, junked, or moved to another locality within Virginia.  Vehicles are assessed by the trade-in value of the January issue of the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide of the current year. Personal Property tax is due twice a year. Due dates are June 5th and December 5th.


When moving from another state into Albemarle County please make sure you:

  • Register the vehicle(s) with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Get a Virginia State Inspection. This can be done at most service stations, look for the Inspection Station sign posted. 
  • Taxation will begin as of your move to the County

When moving to a non-prorating locality please make sure to:

  • Update address, garaged jurisdiction, and date of move with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Notify Albemarle of your move, so taxing status can be changed as of the end of the year.
  • Taxation will cease as of December 31 current year

When moving from a non-prorating locality please make sure to:

  • Update address, garaged jurisdiction, and date of move with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Notify the previous locality of your move.
  • Taxation will begin Jan 1 of the following year

I have moved to another state. How do I update my records with your office regarding personal property taxes for my vehicle.

Fax: (434) 296-5887
Email:
albemarlecountyfinance@albemarle.org
Mail:
County of Albemarle, Revenue & Taxation, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902



ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT YOUR STATE VEHICLE REGISTRATION HAS YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS AND GARAGED JURISDICTION


 
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