Personal Property

​​​​​The Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for the assessment of all personal property with taxable status in Virginia Beach. The Code of Virginia, Section §58.1.3503, provides for the categories of property and the methods of assessment available to commissioners.

The Personal Property Taxpayers Division assesses all vehicles including cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, motor homes, aircraft, and watercraft. Mobile homes on temporary foundations are also assessed as personal property.

Personal Property is taxable in the locality where it is normally garaged, docked or parked. Vehicles with a weight of 10,000 pounds or less registered in VA but normally garaged, docked or parked in another state shall be taxed in the VA locality where the vehicle is registered (Refer to Code of Virginia §58.1-3511.) If it cannot be determined where your vehicle is normally garaged, stored or parked, the situs (the location of property for assessment and taxation purposes) shall be the domicile of the owner.

The assessed value of a vehicle is based on the loan value from the January National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) book. The tax rate is $4.00 per hundred dollars of the assessed value. For an estimate of the tax on your vehicle, contact the Personal Property Division of the Commissioner's office.

Please use the convenie​nt personal property calculator to estimate your tax due.

§58.1.3503 of the Code of Virginia also enables commissioners to consider the conditions of taxable property, upon request of the taxpayer. Taxpayers may easily appeal their assessments. Please see the Assessment Appeals page for more information. 

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