Enforcement of Albemarle County vehicle licenses is already accomplished through various methods other than vehicle decals:
· Division of Motor Vehicles’ Vehicle Registration Withholding Program (VRWP)
This program allows localities to submit delinquent taxpayer information to DMV. DMV will place a “stop” on the taxpayer’s DMV record that prohibits the taxpayer from conducting any type of transactions with DMV, including renewal of license plates and transferring or titling of vehicles, until the stop is removed by the locality (after the taxes are paid in full).
· Department of Taxation’s Set-Off Debt Program
This program allows localities to submit delinquent taxpayer information to the Virginia Department of Taxation. When the taxpayer files his or her Virginia State Income Tax and is due a refund, the refund is intercepted and held for a period of thirty days. The taxpayer has the option to pay the outstanding tax due or to allow his refund to be applied to the tax.
· County staff weekly reviews DMV records to identify registration changes, including new residents in the County and purchases of new vehicles.
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