Vehicle Taxes & Fees

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 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.

703-222-8234
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 261
Fairfax, VA 22035

Juan Rengel,
Division Director

Vehicle Registration or Update for Personal Property Taxes

New Registration:

Update Registration:

Each vehicle must be registered separately. If you are registering more than one vehicle, you must complete this process once for each vehicle.

Vehicles purchased or moved into the county must be registered within 60 days of the purchase or move-in date. A 10% late filing penalty is charged on vehicles not registered with the Department of Tax Administration within the 60-day deadline.

You will need to gather the following information in order to complete the registration:

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Vehicle Year, Make, Model and Trim
  • Number of cylinders
  • Weight of your vehicle
  • Cost of your vehicle

You may need to gather the following information in order to complete your vehicle update:

  • Property Number (On your Fairfax County property bill, look near the top or bottom right corner after "Include this Number on your Check:")
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Vehicle Year, Make, Model and Trim