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If your vehicle is titled solely to you, a military person residing in Loudoun County because of military orders, or jointly titled with a military spouse residing in Loudoun County because of military orders, it will qualify for exemption from local personal property taxation in Loudoun County under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. As of November 11, 2009, vehicles titled solely in the name of a non-military spouse or jointly titled with a non-military spouse who is present in the state to be with the service member in compliance with the service member’s military orders will qualify for exemption from local personal property taxation in Loudoun County under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act as long as the residence or domicile is the same for both the service member and spouse. To request an exemption from personal property tax in Loudoun County, military personnel must complete and submit a Servicemember Request for Loudoun County Vehicle Personal Property Tax Exemption Form to the Commissioner of the Revenue, accompanied by a copy of each of the following: a recent leave and earnings statement (LES), military orders, and current state vehicle registration(s). If the vehicle is titled in the name of a non-military spouse or jointly titled with a non-military spouse, a copy of the marriage certificate, or a copy of military ID for the service member’s spouse, will be required in addition to the information listed above. The completed form and other documentation may be faxed to 703-777-0263, emailed or mailed via the USPS to P.O. Box 8000, Leesburg, VA 20177-9804.
A recertification form will be mailed annually to service members in January. Service members are required to provide copies of the qualifying documentation with the recertification form.
Service members who separate from active duty and maintain Loudoun County as their domicile are required to report their change in status to the Commissioner of the Revenue and provide a copy of the form DD214. Vehicles owned or leased by the service member or their spouse will no longer qualify for the exemption from taxation.
You may request an exemption from personal property tax by providing our office with a copy of a letter verifying diplomatic status from your embassy or foreign mission. The documentation may be faxed to 703-777-0263, emailed to [email protected] or mailed via the USPS to P.O. Box 8000, Leesburg, VA 20177-9804.