How do I know if I should be paying Personal Property Taxes?
Vehicles registered in Newport News are taxable. Vehicles not registered with the Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles or Newport News are subject to tax if the vehicle is garaged, stored or parked in Newport News for more than 30 days, with the exception of those exempted by law. An example of an exemption would be active duty military non-resident (legal home of record other than Virginia).

If you have any questions, feel free to email the Treasurer's Office.

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1. What are Personal Property Taxes?
2. How do I know if I should be paying Personal Property Taxes?
3. How is my vehicle assessed?
4. What is the Personal Property Tax rate?
5. Do I have to pay Personal Property Taxes if I am active duty military?
6. I am in the military and lease a vehicle. Am I taxable?
7. When are Personal Property Taxes due?
8. What if I am late paying my Personal Property Taxes?
9. I want to pay my Personal Property Taxes, but I find myself in financial straits at this time. What can I do?
10. I just sold my vehicle. What do I have to do?
11. I just moved to Newport News, what do I have to do?
12. I just moved out of Newport News to another city / county, what do I have to do?
13. I just moved out of Newport News to another state, what do I have to do?
14. How does the Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998 (PPTRA) affect me?