UPDATED July 1, 2020:

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Repeal of Vehicle Decal Requirement

401 Lafayette Street
P.O. Box 245
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone: (757)220-6150

On September 14, 2006 Williamsburg City Council voted to repeal the requirement for City of Williamsburg vehicle decals. Even though decals are no longer required starting 2007, certification of your vehicle is still required with the City of Williamsburg Commissioner of the Revenue’s office. For City of Williamsburg residents who have already registered their vehicles with the Commissioner’s office a Certification of Tangible Personal Property application will be mailed during January, you are required to sign and return the certification by May 1st to avoid incurring a non file fee. If you have not registered your vehicles with the Commissioner’s Office please come to the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office located in the Municipal Building at 401 Lafayette Street and bring your vehicle registration card that reflects your City of Williamsburg address. The Commissioner’s Office requires immediate notification of any changes pertaining to vehicle status (buying or selling), change of address or any other changes to your vehicle registration card. Please call 220-6150 with any questions or concerns.

Personal Property Tax Relief is based on the first $20,000 value of your certified personal car, motorcycle and pickup or panel truck under 7501 pounds, which is a qualifying vehicle.  Your tax relief represents your portion of an annual block grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The percentage of tax relief is calculated each year during budget process.  For qualifying vehicles valued at $1000 or less, your obligation to pay this tax has been eliminated.

Personal Property bills are due December 1st of each year.  Unpaid bills will be turned over to the DMV Withholding Program and a temporary hold will be placed on registering your vehicles, license renewals and other DMV transactions until the tax bill is paid.

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