RADAR Program

Page updated on Jul 16, 2020 at 12:22 PM

RADAR car 2What is RADAR?

All taxpayers benefit when everyone pays their fair share.  Sometimes that means reporting those you believe may be avoiding tax payments by not registering their vehicles.

The Alexandria City Council authorized the implementation of the RADAR (Research And Discover All Registrations) program to allow local residents to identify and report vehicles regularly parked within their communities for a period of more than 30 days, that you have not previously identified and reported as being regularly parked on streets within your community.

Out-of-state vehicles not properly registered for local taxation may also be subject to an additional surcharge.

How Can You Help?

If you see someone you believe to be skirting the law by not properly registering their vehicle, the City encourages  you to report the vehicle information to the Department of Finance, Revenue Division, using the online reporting system on the City’s website.

Please include the vehicle license plate number and state, make and model, street address where the vehicle was seen parked, along with the range of dates the vehicle was spotted.

Based on the Code of Virginia, not all tips result in an assessment, but all vehicles reported will be thoroughly researched and taxed to the full extent of the law. Not all results of our research can be shared, pursuant to confidentiality requirements of Va. Code § 58.1-3.

If you have additional questions, you can email the Discovery and Collections Unit at RADAR@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4800.