The Northern Virginia
On July 12, 2007, the Authority approved a $102
million list of 22 ready-to-go multi-modal projects
distributed throughout the region.
Construction of many of these projects will begin
immediately upon issuance of these bonds in
Spring, 2008 and are expected to have a noticeable Registration
impact on relieving congestion in these areas.
These projects are just the first step toward
improving transportation in Northern Virginia.
The Authority will approve additional projects in
The Authority has created an interactive map to
help you learn more about these projects.
To view this map, please visit:
NVTA Initial Project Map
The Authority The Authority
for Transportation in Northern Virginia for Transportation in Northern Virginia
Printed December, 2007
The Initial Vehicle Registration Fee
On July 12, 2007 the Northern The Initial Vehicle Registration Fee Each of these four transactions need to be handled
Virginia Transportation Authority Who Pays? How Much? Who Collects? differently.
(NVTA) approved the implementation
of seven taxes and fees, as authorized The Authority approved a 1% Initial Registration Fee. Purchase from an auto dealer. The dealer will
by the General Assembly in the This fee is based on the vehicle purchase price from collect the fee as part of the sale and will remit
Transportation Finance and Reform an auto dealer or an individual. This fee will also the fee to the DMV. The fee will apply based on
Act of 2007 (HB3202), which will be collected the first time a vehicle is registered in the jurisdiction in which the vehicle is registered,
generate approximately $300 million Northern Virginia by both new and existing Virginia regardless of where the vehicle is purchased.
annually in new transportation residents within the Northern Virginia Transportation
The Initial Vehicle
funding for Northern Virginia. The Authority jurisdictions. Purchase from an individual. The fee will apply
Registration Fee will
raise approximately monies collected through these based on the jurisdiction in which the vehicle
$64.6 million taxes and fees in Northern Virginia, The Initial Vehicle Registration Fee is paid by the is registered, regardless of where the vehicle is
annually for stay in Northern Virginia and will purchased. The new owner will visit the DMV to
transportation vehicle owner.
fund vital transportation projects register the vehicle with the state, and DMV will
Northern Virginia. which will improve traffic congestion Depending on the vehicle purchase or registration collect the Northern Virginia Initial Registration Fee
throughout the region. scenario outlined below, this fee will be collected by at that time.
Virginia residents moving to Northern Virginia.
• auto dealer; or When the owner visits DMV to register the vehicle,
The seven taxes and fees are: • the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. DMV will collect the fee. The owner will be billed
for the Northern Virginia Initial Registration Fee.
• Congestion Relief Fee (Grantor’s Tax)
In both cases the auto dealer or the Department of This fee will apply even if the owner is moving
— $.40 cents/per $100 valuation
Motor Vehicles (DMV) will remit all revenues to the from the Hampton Roads area, where a similar
• Motor Vehicle Rental Tax Authority. registration fee may already have been collected.
— 2% of rental rate
• Transient Occupancy Tax Non-resident moving to Northern Virginia. The
How this Fee is Collected
— 2% of hotel rate owner will visit the DMV to register the vehicle and
There are four different processes for the DMV will collect the fee at the time of registration.
• Safety Inspection Fee
collection of this fee:
— $10.00 annually The DMV will remit all revenues it collects to the
• Vehicle registration associated with a Authority.
• Sales and Use Tax on Auto Repairs
purchase from an auto dealer;
— 5% of labor charges
• Vehicle registration associated with a
• Regional Registration Fee
purchase from an individual;
— $10.00 annually
• Vehicle registration associated with a
• Initial Vehicle Registration Fee
Virginia resident moving to Northern
— 1 % of value (one time)
• Vehicle registration by a non-Virginia
The taxes and fees will be collected in the counties resident moving to Northern Virginia.
On a $20,000
of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William; as vehicle, the tax
well as the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Note: If you are moving within or between the will be
Manassas and Manassas Park beginning January 1, Authority jurisdictions with your existing vehicle, approximately
2008. this fee does not apply. $200.