Complying with a Citation or Summons for a Vehicle

If you have received a citation or summons for a vehicle registration, you can avoid a court appearance by following the steps below:

  1. Obtain the proper registration or current license plates for your vehicle(s)
  2. It is possible to avoid appearing in court by obtaining a valid registration and presenting evidence of this to the License Inspector within the time frame indicated on the summons letter by using any of the methods below:
    • In Person - If you obtained the registration in person, you may bring a receipt of the transaction to the License Inspector's Office
    • By Phone - If you paid your tax bill using the Treasurer's telephone or online payment options, you will receive a confirmation number at the completion of the transaction(s). You may call us at 804-748-1229 and provide your name, vehicle information and the confirmation number.
    • By Email - If you paid your tax bill using the Treasurer's telephone or online payment options, you will receive a confirmation number at the completion of the transaction(s). You may email the License Inspector and provide your name, vehicle information and the confirmation number.
    • By Fax - You may fax a copy of your transaction to 804-796-9695.
  3. Once we verify that the registration has been issued by the Chesterfield County Treasurer and should you request one, we will provide a Compliance Form for your records.