When must I file a personal property tax return?

For motor vehicles, trailers or boats you must file by March 1st if you have not previously filed a return. Once you have filed you only need to file if: 

  • Your name or address has changed
  • The location of the property has changed
  • A change affecting the assessment or levy of the personal property tax
  • If you sold, traded, or disposed of the current item or have purchased a new item


All other personal property must be filed by March 1st of each year. Taxpayers failing to file shall incur a penalty of 10% of the tax due according to the Gloucester County Code.

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1. What is considered individual personal property?
2. What is the personal property tax rate?
3. When is the personal property tax bill due?
4. If I move out of Gloucester County or sell my automobile, will my tax bill be prorated?
5. What is PPTRA and how does it affect the taxpayer?
6. When does a vehicle not qualify for Personal Property Tax Relief Act ?
7. What do I do if I dispose of a vehicle?
8. Do I need to purchase a decal for my vehicle?
9. How do I contact the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles?
10. How do I contact the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries?
11. I own an antique vehicle with antique/vintage-restricted tags; do I have to register this vehicle?
12. Do I need to register a leased vehicle with Gloucester County?
13. I am a new resident to Gloucester County. How do I register with the county?
14. When must I file a personal property tax return?
15. I am in the military; do I have to pay personal property taxes?
16. What do I do if I have purchased a new vehicle?