Motor Vehicle Registration

New Vehicle Registration


Motor vehicles must be registered with the Commissioner of the Revenue within 30 days of acquiring situs within James City County. A one-time fee of $10 is charged for each newly registered vehicle.

Certifying Vehicles as Personal or Business


Vehicles must also be certified as of their usage as personal or business in order to qualify for tax relief under Virginia's Personal Property Tax Relief Program.


For More Information


For the location of your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for automobile registration and driver's licenses, please visit the DMV Select page.