Personal Property / Automobile / Decal

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New Vehicle or New Resident?

Within 30 days of moving into the City of Fairfax or obtaining a new vehicle, new residents must obtain a Virginia driver’s license, title and registration (or change their addresses on existing ones) with the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV); for information, call 804.497.7100 or visit www.dmv.virginia. City Hall offers limited DMV services.

Within 60 days of moving into the city or obtaining a new vehicle, residents must register their vehicles for personal property taxes and vehicle registration fee.

Decal no more


The City of Fairfax no longer requires decals on vehicles UNLESS you live in a Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD).

A current list and map of RPPDs can be found here.

If you live in a RPPD you must obtain a city vehicle decal. Decals are not required for motorcycles or trailers.