Arlington County Code requires a county decal to be displayed on the front windshield of every vehicle within 60 days of purchasing the vehicle or moving it into the county. Arlington County Police will ticket all vehicles garaged, stored, or parked in Arlington County that do not display a valid county decal.
Purchasing a Decal – New Residents/Residents with New Vehicles
Purchasing a Decal – Current Residents
All personal property taxes and outstanding parking violations must be paid before a decal is issued for any vehicles registered to that owner.
The county decal changes every year. New decals must be displayed by November 15 of each year.
Decal Design Competition
Since 2005, the Treasurer’s Office has held a competition for high school students to select the design for the county decal. The 2014-15 competition is underway. Click here for more information.