Contact Information

Personal Property Staff
Commissioner of the Revenue

Phone: (540) 658-4132
Fax: (540) 658-4120
Email
Live Chat

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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


Mailing Address
PO Box 98
StaffordVA 22555

Personal Property Updates

ATTENTION:  You are required to notify the Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue office of any changes within 60 days; afterwards you must provide documentation.


County Code §23-2.1 & State Law §58.1-3518: 
States the return of all tangible property which acquires a situs within the county or which has its title transferred after the first day of January shall be filed within 60 days of the date on which situs is acquired or title transferred.  


State Law §58.1-3511: States the situs for purposes of assessment of motor vehicles, travel trailers, boats and airplanes as personal property shall be the county, district, town, or city where the vehicle is normally garaged, docked or parked. 

See below of the required steps in order to update the personal property or business use vehicle records:

Updating Your Address        
  • STEP 1: Update DMV in person, online  or call with your new address
  • STEP 2:  Notify Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue in person, online,  live chat, or call
Purchased a 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, live chat, or call
Sold/Traded/Junked/Donated a Vehicle(s)
  • STEP 1:  Update DMV in person, online  or call of a disposal date* 
  • STEP 2:  Notify Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue in person, online, live chat, or call**
Moving WITHIN /INTO Stafford County
  • STEP 1:  Update DMV in person, online or call with your Stafford County address
  • STEP 2:  Register your vehicle(s) with the Stafford County Commissioner of Revenue in person, online, live chator call**
  • STEP 3:  Notify the previous county/city that you moved into Stafford County***
Moving OUT of Stafford County          
  • STEP 1:  Update DMV in person, online or call 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, live chat, or call**
CLICK HERE for our Virginia Jurisdiction Contact Information page

*Cancel/deactivate the VA tags and apply a “Disposal Date”. You may be eligible for a refund on the unused portion of the registration; contact the VA DMV for more details. Moreover, please be aware if the DMV reports the vehicle(s) with active VA tags/registration next year, then they will be subject to personal property tax in Stafford. Furthermore, the DMVs throughout the United States DO NOT communicate with each other.

**If reporting after the required 60 days, documentation must be shown when it was no longer in your possession. Otherwise, no further adjustments can be made.

***If you moved to a non-prorating City/County after January 1, you will pay Stafford County taxes for the remainder of the current year or if you moved from a non-prorating City/County after January 1, you will pay Stafford County taxes the following year.