Virginia Beach Residents May Qualify for Fee Refund

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

​Virginia Beach residents who paid a $2 city fee when transferring their DMV registration of a motor vehicle anytime within the last six years may qualify for a refund.

For decades taxpayers in Virginia Beach were required to register their personal property for taxation by the purchase of a city decal. The city annually charged a $20-25 fee for a new city decal to display on the windshields of taxpayers motor vehicles. If a taxpayer needed a replacement decal because a car was repaired or replaced, a $2 transfer fee was charged.

The $2 city fee was removed when the city eliminated the decal and transitioned to the Local Vehicle Registration (LVR) program with DMV. However, the $2 city fee has been mistakenly charged with the $2 DMV registration transfer fee.

Taxpayers seeking a refund for payment of the $2 city fee can contact the Virginia Beach Commissioner of the Revenue office by telephone at 757.385.4487; by email at; or in person at 2401 Courthouse Drive 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays.

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