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No. The City of Petersburg has adopted the file by exception procedure beginning January 2014. Taxpayers will no longer be required to file a personal property filing form with the Commissioner of the Revenue Office if there have not been any changes.
The owner of the vehicle must file an initial form upon acquiring a vehicle or moving into the city.
Thereafter, the taxpayer only needs to notify the Commissioner of the Revenue if he or she disposes of the vehicle or moves out of the city.
File by Exception as of January 1, 2014:
You are no longer required to file a personal property return with the City of Petersburg by March 31st of each year . The city has adopted the “File by Exception ” procedure.
In other words if you have not changed vehicles, purchased a new vehicle, boat, trailer or motorcycle or disposed of a vehicle or had a change of address, you are no longer required to file a return every year. You are required to file a personal property form within 30 days if you:
(a) Recently purchased a vehicle or recently moved into the city
(b) Disposed of a vehicle (junked, traded, donated or sold)
(c) Moved vehicle out of the city
(d) Made an address change
If not notified within 30 days, a 10% late filing penalty will be assessed and added to your personal property taxes. The filing form is available HERE
Excess Mileage Adjustment
To claim an excessive mileage adjustment you must provide the most recent inspection slip for the vehicle for which you request the adjustment. If you claimed a mileage adjustment in 2012, it is not necessary to send in an inspection slip each year, we keep the information on file.
For further information contact:
Commissioner of the Revenue
Brittany C Flowers
Yes, the City of Petersburg prorates personal property taxes. The refund is based upon the length of time that the automobile was not owned. You must first notify the DMV and contact the Commissioner of the Revenue at 804-733-2315.
No. You must provide your January Leave and Earning Statement for the tax you are being billed. If your vehicle is jointly owned with your spouse, they are required to complete a Spouse Affidavit stating that they are not a resident of Virginia.
If you moved from a prorating locality, yes.
You should notify the locality you moved from that you no longer live there and also notify DMV of your change of address.
If you moved from a locality that does not prorate, Petersburg will bill you as of January 1 of the following year.
Yes. The business license fee is $5.00 per day. You are limited to four yard sales per year.
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Yes. You must apply for a home occupation permit from the Department of Planning and obtain a business license from the Commissioner of Revenue.
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Click here for Home Occupation permit information