Personal Property / Vehicle Taxes

Personal property tax returns are no longer sent out by the Commissioners office to existing residents in January; however, the city ordinance requires residents to notify our office within 30 days if they change their address or acquire or dispose of a vehicle.

The city treasurer sends out tax bills in September. All personal property tax payments are due by Oct 5.


  • New residents or those registering a vehicle for the first time must file a personal property vehicle registration form within 30 days after purchase or entry into the city
  • For vehicles, the tax is based on the JANUARY 1 clean trade-in value as listed in the JD Powers Guide published in January of the current tax year.  
  • A vehicle is subject to tax if it is normally garaged or parked in the city, even if registered in another state
  • The current tax rate for personal property in Manassas City is $3.60 for each $100 of assessed value
  • Certain motor vehicles are exempt from the personal property tax
  • If you are an active-duty Military member and your home of record is not Virginia, please fill out the application for exemption  and provide the applicable documentation
  • If you believe that your vehicle has been over-assessed, you can appeal the assessment
  • You can apply for a high-mileage deduction here

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