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City of Virginia Beach: Vehicle Registration Exemptions and Discounts

Exemptions Given by Virginia Beach

EXEMPTION HOW ADMINISTERED
Vehicle owned (cannot be leased) solely by a person in active military service, who is in the city solely by reason of military orders and who has a legal residence in a state other than Virginia

If the vehicle is jointly owned, ALL owners must meet above military criteria.
Customer must present a current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) annually to VA Beach Commissioner of Revenue. VA Beach updates DMV records.
NOTE 1: New military personnel may be asked to present a LES not older than 90 days to DMV to verify that home state is NOT Virginia.
NOTE 2: Virginia plates and sole ownership criteria are determined from DMV records.
NOTE 3: NATO is considered military.
Single vehicle owned or leased by an active member of a volunteer fire company, or

Single vehicle owned or leased by an inactive member of a volunteer fire company who has completed 10 or more years of active service in the City of VA Beach, or

Single vehicle owned or leased by an active member of a rescue squad, or

Single vehicle owned or leased by an inactive member of a rescue squad who has completed 10 or more years of active service in the City of VA Beach, or

Single vehicle owned or leased by an active auxiliary police officer, or

Single vehicle owned or leased by an inactive auxiliary police officer who has completed 10 or more years of active service in the City of VA Beach, or

Single vehicle owned or leased by an active volunteer police chaplain of the City of VA Beach, or

Single vehicle owned or leased by an inactive volunteer police chaplain of the City of VA Beach who has completed 10 or more years of active service in the City of VA Beach, or

Single vehicle owned or leased by an active auxiliary deputy sheriff, or

Single vehicle owned or leased by an inactive auxiliary deputy sheriff who has completed 10 or more years of active service in the City of VA Beach
VA Beach updates DMV records.
Single vehicle owned and used personally by any veteran who holds a current state motor vehicle registration card establishing that he has received a disabled veteran's exemption from DMV and has been issued disabled veteran's license plates as prescribed in VA Code § 46.2-739, or

Single vehicle, displaying disabled veteran license plates, owned by a surviving spouse of a disabled veteran (as defined in VA Code § 46.2-100), or

Vehicle displaying Prisoner of War plates, or

Vehicle displaying Medal of Honor plates
VA BEACH VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES ARE NOT CHARGED FOR THESE PLATES.
Vehicle owned by a nonresident of the locality and used exclusively for pleasure or personal transportation and not for hire or for the conduct of any business or occupation other than that set forth in the next item, or

Vehicle owned by a nonresident of the locality and used for transporting into and within the locality, for sale in person or by his employees, wood, meats, poultry, fruits, flowers, vegetables, milk, butter, cream, or eggs produced or grown by him, and not purchased by him for sale, or

Vehicle owned by an officer or employee of Virginia who is a nonresident of the county, city, or town and who uses the vehicle in the performance of his duties for Virginia under an agreement for such use
Customer contacts VA Beach Commissioner of Revenue. VA Beach updates DMV records.
Vehicle kept by a dealer or manufacturer for sale or for sales demonstration (displays dealer plates)
N/A
Vehicle operated by a common carrier of persons or property operating between cities and towns in Virginia and not in intra-city transportation or between cities and towns on the one hand and points and places outside cities and towns on the other and not in intra-city transportation, or

Any daily rental vehicle as defined in VA Code § 58.1-2401, that is subject to the tax imposed by VA Code § 58.1-2402 A4 (Rental motorcycles are not included in the definition of a daily rental vehicle.)
VA BEACH VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES ARE NOT CHARGED FOR THESE VEHICLES.


Discounts given by Virginia Beach

DISCOUNT HOW ADMINISTERED
Vehicle displaying Farm Vehicle plates, or

Vehicle displaying National Guard plates
VA BEACH VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES ARE CHARGED AT 50% FOR THESE PLATES.

City of VA Beach Vehicle Registration Fees