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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO OPERATE A SHORT-TERM RENTAL, PLEASE CONTACT THE YORK COUNTY PLANNING DIVISION AT (757) 890-3404 OR BY EMAIL AT PLANNING@YORKCOUNTY.GOV, OR VISIT OUR OFFICE IN THE YORK COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER AT 224 BALLARD STREET IN YORKTOWN.
York County offers a program to taxpayers who are age 65 or older or permanently disabled, which exempts, or partially exempts the tax on their real estate or mobile home.
If you own a mobile home, you may be entitled to an exemption on your mobile home tax if you meet the following criteria:
Applications (PDF) for Tax Relief on Mobile Homes for the Elderly and Disabled must be filed with the Commissioner of the Revenue by April 1 annually. For questions, please call 757-890-3381.
The Service Members’ Civil Relief Act exempts active duty military personnel from personal property tax in any state other than their legal state of residence. Therefore, vehicles titled in an active duty non-resident military person’s name(s) will be exempt as long as each owner furnishes a Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) for the period of sites. To maintain exemption, active duty military personnel must provide to the Commissioner of the Revenue either a November, December or January LES annually.
All vehicles owned by military individuals who claim Virginia as their legal state of residence are subject to personal property tax until they are either disposed of or moved out of York County. In accordance with the Code of Virginia, Title 58.1, Section 3511, if the vehicle is moved out of state, a copy of the new state registration must be provided before pro-ration can be considered. Pro-ration will be based upon the registration date.
Once military personnel separate from active duty status or retire and stay in York County, each owner must provide a copy of their Form DD214. Vehicle(s) will be subject to a prorated tax based upon the separation date as indicated on the Form DD214.
Spouses of military service members may be eligible to be tax exempt on personal property registered in their names or titled jointly with their service member-spouse based on certain qualifying conditions provided in the federal "Military Spouses Residency Relief Act." To apply for exemption, contact our office at (757)890-3381 for information and application. Once qualified, you must provide certain documentation annually to maintain this exemption.
The values that increased are a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which created short supplies and high demand issues in the automotive industry across the state and country. Virginia Code requires that all personal property assessments use a recognized pricing guide. York County uses 100% of the clean loan value listed in the 'J. D. Power Official Used Car Guide' or 'J.D. Power Official Older Used Car Guide' (formerly NADA) with no additions for condition, mileage or extra options.