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Due Date Extension: Personal Property Tax Due Date (Car Tax and Business Personal Property Tax)

On September 8, 2020, the Alexandria City Council extended the Tax Year 2020 Personal Property payment due date from October 5, 2020 to December 15, 2020. Although the bills that have already been mailed are printed with an October 5, 2020, due date, taxpayers can ignore this date. 

The new deadline for paying these taxes is December 15, 2020.  Any payment received or postmarked by that date will be considered on-time and will incur no late payment penalties or interest.  Late payment penalties and interest will begin on December 16, 2020.

Council took this action in recognition of the difficult economic situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Although the tax remains due and payable, this extension affords taxpayers the opportunity to make partial payments, if necessary, from September – December 15 without penalties or interest to help ease the impact from an immediate lump sum payment.  Partial payments may be made at   Longer pay plans are available due to financial hardship beyond December 15, but at that point penalties and interest will apply in accordance with the law.

Since the Residential Parking District (RPD) permit program is currently linked to the tax billing cycle, the Alexandria Police Department will implement an RPD ticketing moratorium between November 15 – December 15, 2020.  However, a vehicle can still be ticketed if it does not at least display the prior year permit.

The City is taking precautions to maintain the safety of our visitors and staff on site at City Hall, including frequently disinfecting surfaces and installing physical barriers and physical distancing signage.  However, for everyone’s safety we still strongly encourage taxpayers to use one of our contact-free payment options, most of which are available 24 hours per day.

Payments can be made online at  Additionally, checks or money orders can be placed in the drop box on the Royal Street side of City Hall, or mailed to City of Alexandria, P.O. Box 34710, Alexandria, VA  22334-0710.

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