Personal Property Taxes

Chesterfield County levies a tax each calendar year on personal property with “situs” in the county:

  1. All property must first be registered with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The only exception to this is for boats, which must be registered with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) or the U.S. Coast Guard.  
  2. Personal property must then be registered with the Commissioner of the Revenue. All property is taxable based on ownership. 

Personal property taxes on automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, low speed vehicles and motor homes are prorated monthly. Boats, trailers and airplanes are not prorated.

For questions regarding mobile homes, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue by phone at 804-748-1281 or via email at Commissioner of the Revenue.