Personal Property Tax

The Personal Property Division of the Commissioner’s office assesses all tangible personal property i.e., vehicles, trailers, watercraft, aircraft, motor homes, business property, machinery and tools, merchants capital and mobile homes. This department must first discover what property is in Stafford County by various methods; which include obtaining information from the Taxpayer, the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Virginia Department of Taxation. We then uniformly apply values to each class of property as mandated by state and county codes. Each vehicle assessed must be analyzed to determine if it meets the criteria to qualify for PPTRA (personal property tax relief act), or any of the special tax rates (handicap tax rate, fire and rescue tax rate, common carrier tax rate). All assessments are certified and sent to the Treasurer’s office in time to meet all billing deadlines. 

NOTE:  Be sure to notify the Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue office of any changes within 60 days; afterwards documentation is required.

Updating Your Address
          STEP 1:  Update DMV in person or online with your new address.
          STEP 2:  Notify Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue in person,                online, or call at (540) 658-4132.

Adding Your Vehicle(s)
          STEP 1:  Register your vehicle(s) with DMV.  
          STEP 2:  Register your vehicle(s) with Stafford County Commissioner                of Revenue in person, online, or call at (540) 658-4132.

Sold or Traded Your Vehicle(s)
          STEP 1:  Update DMV in person or online of a disposal date (when the           vehicle is no longer titled in your name).
          STEP 2:  Notify Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue in person,                online, or call at (540) 658-4132.
  
Moving INTO Stafford County
          STEP 1:  Update DMV in person or online with your Stafford County                address.
          STEP 2:  Notify Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue in person,                online, or call at (540) 658-4132.
          STEP 3:  Notify the previous county/city that you moved into                               Stafford County.

Moving WITHIN Stafford County
          STEP 1:  Update DMV in person or online with your new Stafford County           address.
          STEP 2:  Notify Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue in person,                 online, or call at (540) 658-4132.

Moving OUT of Stafford County
          STEP 1:  Update DMV in person or online of your new state/city/county's           address.
           STEP 2:  Register your vehicle(s) with the new state/city/county that you            moved to
           STEP 3:  Notify Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue in person,                 online, or call at (540) 658-4132.
               

Exemptions


Forms

Additional Resources

 

 

  1. Commissioner of the Revenue

    Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  2. Physical Address
    1300 Courthouse Road
    2nd Floor
    Stafford, VA 22554

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 98
    Stafford, VA 22555

    Phone: (540) 658-4132
    Fax: (540) 658-4120