Request a Decal for New Residents or New Vehicles
To receive a decal, your vehicle must first be registered with the City. Register online
or contact the Commissioner of the Revenue
Once the registration is complete, the Treasurer's office will send a bill for the permanent decal. The decal will be mailed once the bill is paid in full.
$33 Vehicle Fee
The fee is $33 a year for most vehicles and will be added to your Personal Property bill that is due October 5 each year. Separate fee schedules apply to trucks, motorcycles, taxicabs, and buses. Decals must be purchased within 60 days by new residents or residents with a newly acquired vehicle.
Penalty for No Decal
City of Falls Church vehicles without valid decals may be ticketed in the cities of Falls Church, Alexandria, and Fairfax, the counties of Arlington and Loudoun, and the Town of Herndon. As of December 2013, the ticket fee is $50 (check the City Code
for most current fee).
Why Change to a Permanent Decal?
In 2020, the Falls Church City Council voted to move to a permanent vehicle license, also known as the car decal. This practice is in line with other jurisdictions and more convenient for vehicle owners.
Questions? Need Another Decal?
Contact the Treasurer's Office at 703-248-5046 (TTY 711) or firstname.lastname@example.org