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					                                                                                                                 The Northern Virginia
                                                                                                                 Transportation Authority
                                                                                                                                   www.TheNoVaAuthority.org
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
                                                                                                                       Initial Vehicle
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.
                                                                                                                       Fee Guide
The Authority will approve additional projects in
2008.

The Authority has created an interactive map to
help you learn more about these projects.

To view this map, please visit:
   www.TheNoVaAuthority.org/projects.html

NVTA Initial Project Map




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                                                              The Authority                                                  The Authority
                                                      for Transportation in Northern Virginia                       for Transportation in Northern Virginia
                                                            www.TheNoVaAuthority.org                                      www.TheNoVaAuthority.org
                                                                                        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
improvements in
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.
                                                                 the:
                                                                                                                          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)
                                                                          Virginia;
                                                                   •      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.

				
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