Vehicle Decals

Display of Vehicle Decals Eliminated

The display of vehicle decals was eliminated for residents of Botetourt County and the Towns of Buchanan, Fincastle and Troutville, effective January 1, 2008.


  • Instead, a Vehicle Registration/License Fee (VRLF) is included on personal property tax statements based on vehicle ownership (situs) within Botetourt County on January 1 of the tax year.
  • It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you keep the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue informed, within the required 30-day notification period, of any and all changes of the status of any of your vehicles.
  • Failure to keep the Commissioner informed is not only contrary to County Code; it also will result in your personal property bill, and the new VRLF, being incorrect. It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep account information accurate and timely. You may keep the Commissioner informed of changes in your vehicle ownership by calling (540) 928-2050. Additions may be handled by mail or faxed to (540) 473-8289.

Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office
(540) 928-2050

Treasurer’s Office
(540) 928-2030