City of Salem Commissioner of the Revenue, Linda M. Carroll, announced today that additional vehicles may now qualify for Personal Property Tax Relief (PPTR) from the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is due to legislative changes that were put in place during the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly.
This action changed the registration requirements for personal use trucks with a gross weight between 7,501 and 10,000 pounds. These vehicles must be reclassified as pickups, and they will now require standard passenger license plates and no longer qualify for truck license plates. This change will affect owners of 3/4 ton and ton style pickup trucks that are for personal use instead of business.
Once you have successfully reclassified your vehicle with DMV as a pickup, it may then qualify for personal property tax relief. The change does not apply to vehicles registered for business use. If your truck is registered for business use, no action on your part is required. You can reclassify your vehicle by calling DMV at (804) 497-7100 or by visiting your local DMV customer service center.
For more details, please contact the Salem Commissioner of the Revenue office at 375-3019.