1. Personal Property Tax Relief Act (PPTRA)
  2. What is the daily rental property tax and what is the tax rate?
  3. I need to get my car’s or truck’s license plates renewed. Where do I go?
  4. How can I obtain information about personal property taxes?
  5. When do I need to file a personal property return for my car or pickup?
  6. How are automobiles and pickups assessed for personal property taxes?
  7. Are there exceptions to the general personal property tax rate?
  8. What is the amount of my personal property assessment?
  9. How is the personal property tax calculated?
  10. Do I need to file a personal property return on my automobile or pickup each year?
  11. Do you reduce assessment due to high mileage on a vehicle (automobile, pickup)?
  12. If I sell my vehicle during the year, can the personal property taxes be refunded?
  13. I moved out of the county (or I sold my car or truck). Why did I get a tax bill?
  14. How does Henrico County assess aircraft, boats, boat motors, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers and trucks weighing over 14,000 pounds?
  15. How can I appeal my vehicle (automobile, truck) assessment?
  16. How can I make an address change on my personal property account?
  17. I am in bankruptcy. How can I obtain the amount due on my personal property and real estate accounts?

What is the daily rental property tax and what is the tax rate?
The daily rental property tax is collected by businesses that derive at least 80 percent of their rental receipts (excluding the rental of vehicles licensed by the state) from rental of personal property for 92 consecutive days or less. The tax rate is 1 percent charged to the consumer at the time of rental payment. For additional information, please visit the Finance Department Revenue Division website or call (804) 501-7329.

I need to get my car’s or truck’s license plates renewed. Where do I go?
You need the Virginia State’s Division of Motor Vehicles website.

How can I obtain information about personal property taxes?
You can call the Personal Property Tax Division at (804) 501-4263 or visit the Department of Finance website .

When do I need to file a personal property return for my car or pickup?
When a person initially acquires an automobile or truck and/or moves that vehicle into Henrico County, that person must file a personal property return. For additional information, visit Department of Finance website or call (804) 501-4263.

How are automobiles and pickups assessed for personal property taxes?
Henrico uses the loan value provided by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) to assess vehicle (car, truck) personal property. For additional information, visit Department of Finance website or call (804) 501-4263.

Are there exceptions to the general personal property tax rate?
Yes, there are a few specific exceptions in the county code. The rate is $1 per $100 of the assessed value for qualifying vehicles used by volunteer firefighters and volunteer members of rescue squads, and $0.01 per $100 of the assessed value for disabled veterans’ vehicles and motor vehicles specially modified to provide transportation to physically handicapped individuals. For additional information, visit Department of Finance website or call (804) 501-4263.

What is the amount of my personal property assessment?
The assessment on your personal property account can be obtained by calling the Finance Department Revenue Division at (804) 501-4263.

How is the personal property tax calculated?
The assessed value is multiplied by the appropriate tax rate. For additional information, visit Department of Finance website or call (804) 501-4263.

Do I need to file a personal property return on my automobile or pickup each year?
No, Henrico County has adopted a procedure known as filing by exception. This requires the owner of a car or truck to file an initial return after acquiring the vehicle or moving into the county. Thereafter, the taxpayer only needs to notify the Finance Department Revenue Division if he or she disposes of or moves the vehicle out of the county. For additional information, visit Department of Finance website or call (804) 501-4263.

Do you reduce assessment due to high mileage on a vehicle (automobile, pickup)?
Yes. As close to January 1 as possible you would need to bring in any document that has your car’s or truck’s mileage recorded. Preferable documentation would be a state inspection form, a receipt for services from an automotive company or a bill of sale from the current year.

If I sell my vehicle during the year, can the personal property taxes be refunded?
Yes, the refund will be based upon the length of time that the car (automobile) or truck (pickup) was not owned. For additional information, visit Department of Finance website or call (804) 501-4263.

I moved out of the county (or I sold my car or truck). Why did I get a tax bill?
You should call the Finance Department Revenue Division at (804) 501-4678 for specific information regarding your tax bill.

I sold a vehicle and wish to inform the county to remove it from their tax rolls so that I am not billed any longer. What do I need to do?
Once DMV is notified of the sale of your vehicle (car, truck, automobile, pickup), their computer systems send the updated information to Henrico County and we adjust your account accordingly.

How does Henrico County assess aircraft, boats, boat motors, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers and trucks weighing over 14,000 pounds?
The assessment is derived according to the date acquired and cost of the property multiplied by the appropriate depreciation factor.

For additional information, visit our website at henrico.us/finance or call (804) 501-4263.

How can I appeal my vehicle (automobile, truck) assessment?
You should call the Department of Finance Revenue Division website at (804) 501-4263 to obtain information regarding the process for appealing your car’s or pickup’s assessment.

How can I make an address change on my personal property account?
If you are the accountholder on the personal property account, you can call the Finance Department Revenue Division at (804) 501-4263 or the Finance Department Treasury Division at (804) 501-4678 to make an address change. The flyer inserted with your personal property bill also contains a form that can be completed to make the change.

I am in bankruptcy. How can I obtain the amount due on my personal property and real estate accounts?
You can contact your bankruptcy trustee, or the Finance Department Treasury Division at (804) 501-4678.