The Commissioner of Revenue’s Office is closed to walk-in customers until further notice. The Treasurer’s Office is open to walk-in customers from 8 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Please see their respective pages for more detailed information. The CAPP website is operating as usual.
The DMV Select at Courthouse Plaza is closed until further notice. For information about DMV full-service centers, click here: dmv.gov.
NOTE: If you have mailed documentation to our office to be forwarded to the DMV Customer Service Center where you have an appointment scheduled, please allow 10 business days for that office to receive it.
Statement from Arlington’s Commissioner of the Revenue regarding impacts of COVID-19 on Personal Property Values for 2021
The Arlington County’s Office of the Commissioner of Revenue bases the annual tax assessments for motor vehicles garaged in Arlington County on the “Clean Loan Value”, established by the “National Automobile Dealer’s Association Used Car Guide”, which is published every January. Under this guidance, assessments are prepared every summer for bills to be mailed in preparation for the annual motor vehicle tax payment due date of October 5.
Generally, a vehicle is a depreciating asset, so customers would expect lower assessments as their vehicle ages. However, our office has learned that some vehicle values may have increased this year due to a number of factors, including a slowdown in production of vehicles in 2020 and 2021, partly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has caused an increase in prices for new and used vehicles. Limited availability and associated price increase drive up prices for customers shopping in the used car market as well as the new vehicle market. These higher values may result in increased assessments for some vehicles.
At this time, our office is unable to predict how this potential increase could affect our customers. Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy wants to assure Arlingtonians that they will receive a fair assessment based on market value data.
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Real Estate Tax Penalties
The first installment of Real Estate tax is due every year on June 15. The second installment is due every year on October 5. If you do not pay in full by the deadlines, tax penalties will apply. Read here for details. Please do one of the following to make a payment:
- Go to https://capp.arlingtonva.us. Log in to your CAPP account or make a Quick Payment.
- Mail your payment to 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22201.
- Drop off your payment in one of our drop-boxes (one is located in the 2400 block of Clarendon Boulevard, on the driver’s side, near the corner of North Adams Street; the other is opposite the CVS, next to the library book-drop on the County building at 2100 Clarendon Blvd.).
EasyPark, Arlington’s In-Vehicle Parking Meter
- Pay only for the time you are parked
- Purchase and reload online
EasyPark combines the ease of coin-free/credit card-free parking with the convenience of Internet customer service. Go to easyparkusa.com to see how to purchase your EasyPark device.
Read all about it HERE and how to get yours today!
New Resident Checklist
If you’ve recently moved to Arlington, either from another state or another jurisdiction, you need to do certain things as soon as possible.
Leaving Arlington Checklist
If you’re leaving Arlington, either staying in Virginia or moving out of the state, you need to do certain things as soon as possible.
Use the Tax Calendar to avoid late filing and payment penalties. You may also choose to sign up for Billpayer Notification through the Treasurer’s Office.