Delinquent Billings and Late Payments

  1. DMV Stop Fee
  2. Other Delinquent Charges
  3. Payment Plans
  4. Judicial Sales

What is it?

Through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Vehicle Registration Withholding (VRW) program, localities can prevent the issuance, reissuance, or renewal of registrations (license plate decals) for all vehicles you own or co-own if you owe delinquent taxes, penalties, interest and/or fees to a locality.  DMV charges the County a $25 fee for each DMV Stop released, which is then passed on to the taxpayer.  

How is a DMV Stop removed?

Once a DMV vehicle registration withholding has been placed on an account, all delinquent debt must be satisfied. Payments must be made with certified funds (cash, money order, or cashier’s check) or credit card.  If payment is made:

  • In person, the DMV Stop can be released immediately. 
  • Online or by phone, using a credit card, the DMV Stop will be released by 5 p.m. the following business day.  

NOTE: If you have a DMV Stop on your account payment by eCheck is not available.

What if I am unable to pay immediately?

DMV offers a one-month registration renewal for $10. The one-month extension must be requested in person at a DMV customer service center or a DMV select location, and your vehicle registration must be valid and due to expire within the current calendar month. 

For more information about the denial of DMV vehicle registrations or renewals, please visit the DMV website.