Richmond VA > Finance > Services

Last Updated: 2010-01-21

Service Name Service Business Unit Date Updated
Automobiles/Registration and License Fees All vehicles garaged within the city limits must be registered with the city of Richmond. This includes automobiles, motorcycles, recreation vehicles, campers and trailers. Military personnel, living in the city whose legal residence is not Virginia, are exempt from paying the registration fee. Finance 2009-11-02
Business Licenses Owners of city businesses must obtain a business license to operate. New businesses in the city must obtain a license within 30 days of the date of opening. Existing business licenses must be renewed by March 3. Finance 2009-08-24
Business Property Tax All tangible personal property, machinery or tools (whether leased or owned) used in connection with a business in the city are subject to taxation. Businesses are required to file their own returns. Finance 2009-08-24
Bills/Fees/City Charges Bills issued by several different business units in the city, please contact the specific department noted on the bill if you have questions. Payment arrangements are considered when necessary. The city's customer service representatives will accept all major credit cards, cash, check, and money orders for payment purposes. Credit card payments for personal property taxes, real estate taxes, parking tickets, and utility bills can be made through the city's online payments page. Billing questions may be directed to Finance Customer Service at (804)646-5690, or Citizens' Assistance at (804)646-7000.
Payment Locations:

The main payment office and drop box is in City Hall Room 102, 900 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 Map It

A drop box located on 10th Street between Broad and Marshall Streets, Richmond, VA 23219.

East District Office at 701 North 25th St., Richmond, VA 23223Map It

Southside Community Services Center, Southside Plaza 4100 Hull St., Richmond, VA 23224Map It

City libraries with the exception of the Bon Air branch

During the peak tax period (March to May) additional payment sites are available

Finance 2009-11-02
Motor Vehicles City Registration All vehicles garaged within the city limits of Richmond must be registered with the city. This includes automobiles, motorcycles, recreation vehicles, campers and trailers. Military personnel, living in the city whose legal residence is not Virginia, are exempt from paying the registration fee. The vehicle license fee is assessed on those vehicles that are "principally garaged or parked" in the city of Richmond as indicated above. For information see personal property taxes and payment. For any additional information, please call the Department of Finance Customer Service Office at (804)646-5690, or visit City Hall at 900 E. Broad St., Room 103, Richmond, VA 23219 Map It . Finance 2009-11-01

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