Local Vehicle Registration (LVR)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​City Council voted to eliminate Virginia Beach's City Sticker on January 1, 2003.

In the past, a sticker or decal affixed to the windshield was required on vehicles as proof that the LVR fee and/or personal property taxes were paid. Current Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) license plates and registration cards now serve as proof of local registration.

Today, the Virginia Beach LVR fee is collected by DMV when registering or renewing the state registration for a vehicle. The fee amount is determined by the Virginia Beach City Council and is subject to change by city ordinance. See current ​Virginia Beach DMV vehicle registration fees here!

 If You Have Moved


 Moves within Virginia

​No vehicle shall be subject to the local vehicle registration (LVR) fee in more than one jurisdiction for the same time period. Therefore, Virginia localities practice reciprocity.​ 

 Out of State moves to OR from Virginia

​The LVR fee is collected by DMV for new vehicles registered in Virginia with a Virginia Beach garage jurisdiction. When a customer moves out of Virginia, the LVR fee and state fees are refunded if there is a full six months or more remaining for the vehicle registration period and if the vehicle's license plates are returned to DMV.​
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