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    Sec. 36-130. Amount of License Fees.

     

    Sec. 36-130. Amount of license fees.
     
    Effective March 1, 2005 the annual license fee hereby imposed on motor vehicles shall be in addition to any other property tax on motor vehicles and shall be as follows:
     
    (a) Passenger vehicles: The annual license fee to be paid for motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers designed and used for the transportation of passengers shall be as follows:
     
    (1) Twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents ($29.50) for a private motor vehicle other than a motorcycle with a normal seating capacity of not more than ten (10) persons, and weighing less than four thousand (4,000) pounds, or thirty four dollars and fifty cents ($34.50) if the vehicle weighs more than four thousand (4,000) pounds.
     
    (2) Twenty nine dollars and fifty cents ($29.50) for a school bus owned and operated by a private school or private bus owned and operated by a charitable organization in connection with its work.
     
    (3) Twenty nine dollars and fifty cents ($29.50) for a noncollapsible trailer or semitrailer designed for use as living quarters for human beings.
     
    (4) Twenty nine dollars and fifty cents ($29.50) for a taxicab and other vehicles kept for rent or for hire operated with a chauffeur for the transportation of passengers and weighing less than four thousand (4,000) pounds, or thirty four dollars and fifty cents ($34.50) if the vehicle weighs more than four thousand (4,000) pounds. This subsection shall not apply to vehicles used as common carriers nor shall it apply to ambulances operating under a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under Chapter 5 of this code.
     
    (5) Twenty one dollars ($21.00) for a motorcycle.
     
    (6) Twenty nine dollars and fifty cents ($29.50) for a bus used exclusively for transportation to and from Sunday school or church for the purpose of divine worship.
     
    The manufacturer's shipping weight or scale weight shall be used for computing all taxes required by this section to be based upon the weight of the vehicle.
     
    (b) Vehicles other than passenger vehicles: The annual license fee to be paid for all motor vehicles not designed and used for the transportation of passengers shall be an amount to be determined by the gross weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles of which it is a part, when loaded to the maximum capacity for which it is registered and licensed, by the state pursuant to applicable provision of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, according to the schedule herein set forth; provided, however, that the fee for the license fee for said motor vehicles shall not exceed two hundred eighty seven dollars and thirty cents ($287.30). For each thousand pounds of gross weight, or major fraction thereof, for which any such vehicle is registered by the state, there shall be paid to the city motor vehicle license officer the fee indicated in the following schedule immediately opposite the weight group into which such vehicle, or any combination of vehicles of which it is a part, falls when loaded to the maximum capacity for which it is registered and licensed; provided that in no case shall the license fee be less than thirty four dollars and fifty cents ($34.50) nor more than two hundred eighty seven dollars and thirty cents ($287.30).
     
    SCHEDULE
     
    Gross weight group                  License fee per thousand pounds of
    (pounds)                                               gross weight
     
    10,000 and less                                       $3.45
     
    10,001 - 11,000                                        3.45
     
    11,001 - 12,000                                        3.45
     
    12,001 - 13,000                                        3.45
     
    13,001 - 14,000                                        3.45
     
    14,001 - 15,000                                        3.45
     
    15,001 - 16,000                                        3.60
     
    16,001 - 17,000                                        4.00
     
    17,001 - 18,000                                        4.40
     
    18,001 - 19,000                                        4.80
     
    19,001 - 20,000                                        5.20
     
    20,001 - 21,000                                        5.60
     
    21,001 - 22,000                                        6.00
     
    22,001 - 23,000                                        6.40
     
    23,001 - 24,000                                        6.80
     
    24,001 - 25,000                                        6.90
     
    25,001 - 26,000                                        6.95
     
    26,001 - 27,000                                        8.25
     
    27,001 - 28,000                                        8.30
     
    28,001 - 29,000                                        8.35
     
    29,001 - 34,000                                        8.45
     
    Over 34,000                maximum fee            8.45
     
    (c) Collapsible trailers, trailers and semitrailers not designated and used for transportation of passengers: The license fees for collapsible trailers, trailers and semitrailers not designed and used for the transportation of passengers shall be as follows:
     
    Registered Gross Weight Fee
     
    1 - 1,500 lbs. $ 8.00
     
    1,501 - 4,000 lbs. 18.50
     
    4,001 lbs. and above 23.00
     
    (d) Vehicles transporting well-drilling machinery: The annual license fee to be paid for any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer upon which well-drilling machinery is attached and which is permanently used solely for transporting such machinery shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00).
     
    (e) When fees due and payable: License fees for all vehicles shall be due and payable on the fifth day of June in each year. All license fees levied by this section shall be paid with the first installment of personal property taxes.
     
    (f) Proration: The annual license fees paid on a motor vehicle that acquires a situs within the city after January 1 of a tax year shall be prorated by paying the following percentages of the annual fee:
     
    Period Percentage
    January 1 – February 28 100%
    March 1 - March 31

    92%

    April 1 – April 30 84%
    May 1 – May 31 76%
    June 1 – June 30 68%
    July 1 – July 31 60%
    August 1 – August 31 52%
    September 1 – September 30 44%
    October 1 – October 31 36%
    November 1 – November 30 28%
    December 1 – December 31 20%
       
    (g) Conflict with state law: Nothing in this section shall be construed as imposing a license fee on any such vehicle in excess of the amount authorized to be imposed by the laws of the state.
     
    (h) The commissioner of revenue will use the file by exception method for each fiduciary mentioned in this section, as per Section 58.1-3518.1 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended.
     
    (i) All city taxes for each year or fiscal year on tangible personal property assessed under this section shall be paid pursuant to the provisions of Section 36-171. (Tax Code 1941, § 84; Ord. of 11-12-57; Ord. of 12-22-64; Ord. of 11-8-66; Ord. of 7-9-68; Ord. of 1-28-69; Ord. of 12-23-75; Ord. of 3-1-79; Ord. No. O-88-105, § 1,5-24-88, eff. 7-1-88; Ord. No. O-88-305, § 1,11-22-88; Ord. No. O-89-112, § 1, 5-23-89, eff. 7-1-89; Ord. No. O-96-198, 6-25-96; Ord. No. O-04-062, 6-8-04, eff. 7-1-04; Ord. No. O-05-022, 2-8-05; Ord No. O-05-091, 7-12-05, eff. 1-1-06; Ord. No. O-06-121, 9-12-06)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM