What is a vehicle license fee (VLF)?
At the time the decal fee was eliminated, the Town Council adopted a vehicle license fee (VLF). The VLF is authorized by the State Code of Virginia, Section 46.2-752, and was adopted by the Town Council pursuant to Ordinance No. 851.

The VLF is levied on every motor vehicle, trailer, and semitrailer registered and licensed with the DMV and garaged in the Town of Vinton as of January 1 of every year. This fee covers the administrative cost of maintaining personal property records. If your vehicle or trailer is assessed taxes for that year, then you are also levied the VLF. Unlike prorated personal property taxes, the VLF is a non-prorated and nonrefundable fee.

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1. What is a vehicle license fee (VLF)?
2. Do I still need a town decal for my vehicle’s windshield?
3. Although a town decal will not be issued, will I still be charged a fee?
4. Will I receive a bill in the mail for my vehicle license fee?
5. How much is the vehicle license fee?
6. When is the vehicle license fee due?
7. What happens if I do not pay my vehicle license fee?
8. If I have not paid a vehicle license fee for my vehicle, will I be required to pay for outstanding years?
9. Due to the Personal Property Tax Relief Act, I do not pay personal property taxes. Will I still receive a bill for a vehicle license fee?
10. If I move from the Town of Vinton, will I receive a refund for my vehicle license fee?
11. If I sell or dispose of a vehicle, can I receive a refund for my vehicle license fee?
12. I own a vehicle or trailer that is not currently operable. Do I still have to pay the vehicle license fee?
13. How does the Town of Vinton know when I purchase another vehicle?
14. What changes to my motor vehicle, trailer, or motorcycle require notification to the commissioner of the revenue?
15. I haven't lived in the Town of Vinton for several years, why am I still getting a bill?
16. Can I get a ticket for not taking off my old decal?
17. How soon after a change of location do I need to notify the commissioner of the revenue?
18. I haven't had this vehicle all year long, why is it still on my bill?