Amended Virginia Bill to Benefit Vehicle Restoration Projects Approved by House; Moves to Governor


Legislation (H.B. 878) that originally threatened to provide localities with the authority to raise from $100 to $500 the amount charged for an annual license tax for vehicles that do not display current license plates was approved by the Virginia State Legislature and now has been sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.  Additional amendments to the bill will now totally exempt from the license tax ALL vehicles and parts cars that are stored on private property for the purpose of restoration or repair.  Vehicles stored within a structure would remain exempted from the tax.

We Urge You to Contact Governor Bob McDonnell (Contact Info Below) Immediately to Request His Support for H.B. 878

  • Under current law, all vehicles, even those 25 years old and older are subject to the license tax.  Under the amended H.B. 878, the exemption for all cars, regardless of age that are undergoing restoration (for as long a time period as the restoration work requires) represents a new benefit to car owners.
  • H.B. 878 demonstrates a real effort by legislators and hobbyists to enact reasonable and fair compromise legislation.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact Governor Bob McDonnell immediately by e-mail, phone or fax to request his support for H.B. 878. Thank you for your assistance.

Governor Bob McDonnell

Phone:  (804) 786-2211
Fax:  (804) 371-6351
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