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License Fee

On January 4, 2005, City Council approved the Treasurer's proposal to eliminate city decals.

On December 1, 2009 the City Council eliminated boat decals.

Norfolk residents will continue to pay the annual vehicle/boat license fees as part of their personal property tax bill due each year.

* FOR 2016 LICENSE FEE RATES HAVE BEEN INCREASED *

Ordinance number 45,955 adopted by City Council on 5/19/15 addressed the increase on page 18. The revenues from this increase are earmarked for the Complete Street Initiative. For more information on this policy please click the following link http://www.norfolk.gov/documentcenter/view/24580.

Passenger Vehicles:  

1. Automobile or Motor Home

4,000 lbs. or less

$ 31.00

4,001 lbs. to 19,000 lbs.

$ 36.00
2. Pick-up truck, Panel truck or Vans

4,000 lbs. or less

$ 31.00

4,001 lbs. to 19,000 lbs.

$ 36.00
3. Motorcycles
$ 20.00
 
Non-Passenger Vehicles:

1. Trucks and Tractors

4,000 lbs. or less

$ 31.00

4,001 lbs. to 19,000 lbs.

$ 36.00
If vehicle weighs more than 19,001 lbs., please call (757) 664-7884 for fee rate.
 
2. Trailers

a. Boat trailers (all weights)

$ 11.50

b. Camping trailers

(2,000 lbs or less)

$ 11.50

(2,001 lbs or more)

$ 17.50

c. Travel trailers

(4,000 lbs or less)

$ 17.50

(4,001 lbs or more)

$ 20.00

d. Utility trailers

(2,000 lbs or less)

$ 11.50

(2,001 lbs or more)

$ 25.00

e. Semi-trailers

$ 25.00
License fees for vehicles listed above will be 1/2 price after July 1st of each year.
   
Boats:

Under 16 feet

$ 10.00

16 feet and over

$ 25.00
   
Please note there is a reduced rate or exceptions for vehicles that have special DMV plates as listed below:
Disabled Veterans (limit 1)
No fee
Virginia National Guard
½ price
Prisoner of War
No fee

 

For more information regarding personal property taxes, please click here.