2017-2018 Decal Design Winner Announced!
The next Arlington County vehicle decal will be:
Congratulations to Amy Kohan, a 10th grader from Wakefield High School, on her winning design entitled, "Arlington Sees Stars."
Kohan’s design, which features a photograph of the David M. Brown Planetarium, will appear on more than 160,000 vehicles in Arlington County. In her Decal Competition application, Kohan noted that, “As the only freestanding school planetarium open to the public in the metro area, it has over 20,000 students visiting every year.” Captain David M. Brown, a 1974 graduate of Yorktown High School, died on the Columbia space shuttle mission in 2003. Kohan wrote, “The Planetarium has been helping to invest curiosity in the minds of kids and adults of all ages.”
Last October, the Arlington County Treasurer’s Office invited high school students who reside or attend school in Arlington to submit a design for the 13th Annual Vehicle Decal Design Competition. In December, a Citizens' Panel convened to narrow the record-breaking 235 submissions to just four finalists. The other finalists this year were:
Sydney Machion, a 9th grader from Wakefield High School.
Marjorie Henriquez, an 11th grader from Wakefield High School.
Schuyler Workmaster, a 10th grader from Bishop D. J. O'Connell High School.
If you would like more information on the 2017-2018 Decal Design Competition, or are interested in participating next year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016-17 Red Arlington County Decals
Remember to place your red Arlington County decal on your vehicle’s windshield by November 15, 2016. Be sure to remove the blue decal first!
Real Estate Tax Penalties
If you have not yet paid your second installment Real Estate tax, please note that a 5% late payment penalty has been applied to your outstanding balance. Pay the total amount due by November 5, 2016, to avoid an additional 5% late payment penalty. 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.
- Visit us at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 201 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
County Board Approves Increase in Transient Occupancy Tax
- Increase will yield $1.25 million for travel and tourism promotion
- Move follows action by Virginia General Assembly
- Takes effect July 1
The Arlington County Board has approved an increase of 0.25 percent in the transient occupancy tax charged for hotel rooms in Arlington, which will yield approximately $1.25 million in revenue for travel and tourism promotion in the County in Fiscal Year 2017.
Are You Airbnb-ing an Arlington Address?
If you're making money offering short-term lodging in an Arlington home, you probably need to collect the local 7.25-percent transient occupancy tax. And keep in mind that charging the tax and getting it to the County Treasurer does not cover compliance with any zoning ordinance.
If you collect $10,000 or more annually in rentals, you also must obtain an Arlington County business license.
For more information about tax issues, contact the Business Tax Division of the Office of the Commissioner of Revenue at 703-228-3060 or email email@example.com.
For zoning questions, call 703-228-3883.
EasyPark, Arlington's New in-Vehicle Parking Meter
- Pay only for the time you are parked
- Purchase and reload online
- iParks can still be used
The successor to Arlington’s popular iPark device, EasyPark combines the ease of coin-free/credit card-free parking with the convenience of Internet customer service. Go to www.easyparkusa.com/arlingtonva to see how to purchase your EasyPark device.
Customers who have iParks can still use and reload their iParks for as long as they last. Reload your iPark over the phone at 703-228-3082 or at the Arlington Treasurer’s Office, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Window 215.
Read more here.
DMV at Courthouse
Did you know there's an alternative to going to the DMV on Four Mile Run? The DMV Select at Courthouse can help with many common services.
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.