Commissioner of the Revenue
Phone: (540) 658-4132
Fax: (540) 658-4120
Office and Live Chat Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
1300 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554-1300
PO Box 98
Stafford, VA 22555
Prorating Jurisdictions: Personal Property tax is based on the number of months you own the property. If you purchase or sell/trade/junk/donate the property during the year, it will be subject to a prorated tax.
Non-Prorating Jurisdictions: Personal Property tax is based on the situs/location of the property as of January 1st of each calendar year (information is based on the Virginia DMV records).
Tax Rates (per $100 of Assessed Valuation)
|Personal Property Tax Relief (PPTR)
This tax relief is reflected on your vehicle personal property tax bill as a reduction in the amount due attributable to the portion of the tax that the Commonwealth will pay. For qualified vehicles, the bill is reduced by that year’s tax relief percentage but only on the first $20,000 of assessed value.
Tangible Personal Property - This class of property is prorated for taxation. In this classification passenger cars, pickup trucks, panel trucks, and motorcycles are assessed at 50% of the N.A.D.A. Guide's Clean Retail. Example: N.A.D.A. value of $20,000 = $10,000 in County assessed value.
Trailers, most trucks over 10,000 pounds gross weight and recreational vehicles - This class of property is prorated for taxation. In this classification these are assessed at a percentage of original cost using the following depreciation schedule (with the exception of those qualifying as common carriers):
1st year – 40%
2nd year – 35%
3rd year – 30%
4th year – 25%
5th year – 20%
6th year and all prior years – 15%
In 2019, 76.8% of Stafford County residents passed the road bond. Then, on April 20, 2021, the Stafford County's Board of Supervisors committed to a comprehensive funding strategy that establishes a dependable, equitable revenue source to meet transportation improvement needs. Click here for more information.
Business Use Vehicles
The Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998 provides tax relief for any passenger car, motorcycle, or pickup, or panel truck having a registered gross weight of less than 10,001 pounds. The vehicle must be owned or leased by an individual and NOT used for business purposes.
A vehicle is considered to be used for business purposes if:
Vehicles Used by College Students