Personal Property Taxes

Oct. 7, 2024, is the due date for Personal Property Tax in the City of Manassas.

The U.S. used-car market is currently upside down. Autos that normally depreciate over time are now increasing in value. The recent pandemic all but shut down the production of new cars because of workers staying home. Then when the workers returned, the computer chip shortage and supply chain conditions left car plants unable to produce new vehicles. The shortage in new automobiles has made used cars much more sought after and much more expensive. A classic case of supply and demand affecting prices.

 Manassas uses the Clean Trade-In Value as determined by J.D. Power (NADA), a highly regarded vehicle pricing guide. Your vehicle’s assessment reflects the fair market value.  Because the vehicle values have gone up, and the Manassas City Council set the tax rate at $3.60, one of the lowest in Northern Virginia, the final tax due has gone up in most cases.
The Commissioner of the Revenue assesses personal property tax. It is the responsibility of the treasurer to collect the taxes assessed by the commissioner.

Personal Property Tax payment and inquiry is available at InvoiceCloud.
Taxes may also be paid over the phone to this number only - 1 (844) 278-9120.

The City of Manassas does not pro-rate taxes. Therefore, taxes are assessed on property owned January 1 of the given year through December 31 of the same year. Personal property taxes are  due October 5th, 2023. License fees for vehicles and motorcycles are also due October 5th, 2023 and anytime thereafter that a vehicle is purchased or moved into the City.

License Fees
A $25 (vehicle) or $10 (motorcycle) license fee is due each year on each vehicle. The fee year exist from October 6th until October 5th. Any vehicle registered in the City within this time period must pay a $25 license fee each year.
If you have questions about personal property tax collection, please call 703-257-8244 or email us.

Visit the InvoiceCloud for tax payment and inquiry.
Taxes may also be paid over the phone to this number only - 1 (844) 278-9120.
View your payment options.

We've  temporarily moved to 9800 Godwin Drive
You may drop payments in the drop box at 9800 Godwin Drive

Tax Relief
The Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998, provides tax relief for passenger cars, motorcycles, and pickup or panel trucks having a registered gross weight of less than 10,001 pounds. To qualify a vehicle must meet both of the following requirements:
  • Vehicle must be owned by an individual or leased by an individual under a contract requiring the individual to pay the personal property tax
  • Vehicle must be used less than 50% for business purposes
  • Motor Homes, trailers, and farm use vehicles do not qualify for tax relief.
The tax on the first $20,000 of value of your personal car, motorcycle, and pickup or panel truck under 10,001 pounds has been reduced by 32.20% for 2022. The 2005 General Assembly capped the total cost of car tax relief for the Commonwealth of Virginia at $950 million. Each locality’s share of the $950 million is based upon car tax relief reimbursements from the Commonwealth to the locality for the tax year 2004. The amount of car tax relief is based upon total dollars from the Commonwealth divided by the total tax of all qualifying vehicles in the City of Manassas.

Contact the Manassas City Treasurer's Office at 703-257-8242 with any questions.

Delinquent Collections
The Treasurer has engaged the law firm of Taxing Authority Consulting Services (TACS) to assist with the collection of delinquent taxes and miscellaneous receivables.  If you have received notification of collection from TACS they may be contacted at:
TACS payment portal
Email TACS


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