Commissioner of Revenue



2013 CAR TAX - MOVED? SOLD YOUR CAR? - Is Your Vehicle Information Up To Date? 


The 2013 Vehicle Personal Property Tax bills will go into the mail in early August. 

If you have moved, or if the status of any of your vehicles has changed (sold, donated, etc), and you have not yet reported it, please do so now,so that your tax bill will be correct. To report changes to our office, please do one of the following:

Log into your Customer Assessment and Payment Portal (CAPP) account and take care of everything online.

If you do not already have a CAPP account, go to, register for CAPP, and take care of everything online.

Phone our office at 703-228-3135 to report any changes to a tax assessor.

E-mail changes to us at .

Visit us at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 218, to report any changes. Our office is open 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday

2013 VEHICLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX formulas have been established:

The 2013 tax rate is $5.00 per $100 of assessed value. Vehicles are assessed for the number of months they are located in Arlington County.

 For 2013, qualifying conventional fuel vehicles will receive 100% tax relief on the first $3,000 of the vehicle's value and 27% tax relief on the next $17,000 of the vehicle's value, from $3,001 - $20,000. The portion of a qualifying vehicle’s assessed value over $20,000 is not tax exempt.

For 2013, qualifying vehicles specially adapted to transport individuals with disabilities will receive tax relief in the following way: The first $3,000 in annual assessed value is fully subsidized by the State; the next $17,000 in annual assessed value, from $3,001 - $20,000, is subsidized at 50%; annual assessed value above $20,000 is not subsidized.

Whether a vehicle qualifies for this tax relief will be determined by the Commissioner of Revenue and her staff based on the following criteria:

  • The vehicle must be a passenger car, motorcycle, pickup truck, or panel truck
  • The vehicle must have a registered gross weight of less than 7,501 pounds
  • The vehicle must be owned by an individual, or leased by an individual under a contract requiring the individual to pay the tax
  • The vehicle must be used no more than 50% of the time for business purposes
  • The vehicle must be specially equipped and/or modified to provide transportation for physically disabled individuals

For 2013, qualifying clean fuel vehicles will receive 100% tax relief on the first $3,000 of the vehicle's value and 50% tax relief on the next $17,000 of the vehicle's value, from $3,001 - $20,000. The portion of a qualifying vehicle’s assessed value over $20,000 is not tax exempt.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact our office at 703-228-3135 or by e-mail .


To encourage preparation for hurricane/flooding season, which begins June 1, Virginia has a sales tax holiday for purchasing hurricane/emergency supplies.  Many useful and everyday items are on this list. 

There is additional information at


Because many residents experience storm damage, the Commissioner of Revenue is issuing a reprint of an article published in the Citizen Newsletter:

Don’t Be Swindled by Dishonest Contractors and Vendors. Considering hiring a contractor in Arlington? The Commissioner of Revenue’s Customer Advocate can help you ensure that the contractor you are considering is complying with the County’s legal requirements.

The Customer Advocate has direct access to the appropriate State and County records and can save you from having to spend hours online or on the telephone. You can quickly find out if a contractor has a business license with the County, or a state contractors’ license with Virginia. You can learn whether the door-to-door vendor who offers to trim your trees or make home repairs has a vendor’s permit from the Arlington County Police Department. Just call or email the Customer Advocate for information that can help protect you from fraud. There is no charge for this service.

Of course, knowing that contractors and vendors are in compliance with the law does not guarantee the quality of their work. But it is a first step in determining their level of responsibility. It’s always a good idea to use referrals and get references before hiring anyone.

To contact the Commissioner’s Customer Advocate, call 703-228-4810 or email .

The 2012-2013 REPORT TO THE CITIZENS has arrived.  Published by the Commissioner of Revenue and Treasurer's offices, the primary purpose of the REPORT TO THE CITIZENS is to make the financial information about Arlington County accessible to those who do not possess specialized knowledge of accounting or finance.  The REPORT also contains other interesting and valuable information.  Take a look.


Trade Name Registration

Beginning in November 2009, the office of the Commissioner of Revenue began processing Trade Name Registrations at the Business Division Counter, Suite 208, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. The addition of this convenience for our business customers is yet another step in our continuing effort to provide the highest quality of customer service.  For additional information or to begin the process of searching, registering, or dissolving a Trade Name, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 703-228-3060 or by email.

Real Estate Tax Relief

Eligible elderly and disabled homeowners may qualify for deferral or exemption from paying real estate taxes. Beginning immediately, the Commissioner of Revenue's office will assist those citizens wishing to apply for Real Estate Tax Relief by accepting their applications. Click for more information or to download an application form (50.2K PDF format). Please call us at 703-228-3033 with any questions concerning this new service.


1/154th Qtr. State Estimated Income Tax Due
3/1Business License Tax Returns (36.8K PDF format) and Payments Due
4/15Federal Tax Return Filing Due
5/1Business Tangible Personal Property Tax Return (22.8K PDF format) Due
5/1Virginia State Income Tax Filing Due
5/11st Qtr. State Estimated Income Tax Due
6/151st Installment Real Estate Tax Due
6/152nd Qtr. State Estimated Income Tax Due
9/5Business Tangible Personal Property Tax (22.8K PDF format) Payment Due
9/153rd Qtr. State Estimated Income Tax Due
10/5Vehicle Personal Property Tax Due
10/52nd Installment Real Estate Tax Due
11/15Deadline for Displaying New Vehicle Decals

Click to view the Arlington Economic Development website for upcoming business events.

Click to view Arlington County's Current News Releases

Last Modified: January 08, 2014
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611