Buying or Selling a Vehicle

Within 30 days of moving into the City of Roanoke, or purchasing a new (new to you) vehicle, citizens must notify the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office at (540) 853-2521.

A Personal Property Tax Statement will be issued based on the City's Personal Property Tax Rate of $3.45 per $100.00 of the vehicle's assessed value. In addition, a Vehicle License Fee will be added for each motor vehicle that has been titled with the Division of Motor Vehicles and is garaged in the City of Roanoke. The Personal Property Tax is prorated based on the number of months a vehicle is domiciled in the City of Roanoke.

Personal Property Statements are mailed to citizens in April of each year and are due on May 31 unless the due date falls on a holiday  or a weekend; then the due date is the next business day.

Failure to pay Personal Property Taxes by the due date will result in your account becoming delinquent and initiate collection procedures.

It is the responsibility of citizens to notify the City of changes of address or ownership.

Contact the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office at (540) 853-2521 to notify them of address changes, the purchase of a new or used vehicle or the sale of a vehicle.