How does the City of Chesapeake determine the tax exempt status of military service personnel?

Each January, military personnel receive a "Chesapeake Military Vehicle Registration" form listing all vehicles currently registered in the service member's name and garaged in Chesapeake. Any incorrect information on the form must be updated and the form returned to the Commissioner of the Revenue's office by March 1 along with a current copy of the Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). Once the form and LES are received and reviewed for eligibility, your vehicle account(s) will be recorded as exempt from personal property tax.

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1. What is generally considered personal property for taxation purposes?
2. How is the amount of tax to be levied on personal property determined?
3. How is personal property assessed?
4. What does proration of personal property taxes mean?
5. What types of personal property are prorated?
6. If I move out of Chesapeake or sell my motor vehicle during the tax year, am I eligible for a refund of the personal property tax paid?
7. If my vehicle is damaged or becomes inoperable during the tax year, will the tax be adjusted?
8. When must I file a Return of Tangible Personal Property form?
9. Where may I file my Return of Tangible Personal Property form?
10. When is my personal property tax payment due?
11. When selling or disposing of a motor vehicle or trailer, do I need to notify anyone?
12. Do I have personal property tax obligations as an active duty member of the military maintaining a legal domicile in a state other than Virginia?
13. What are my tax obligations as an active duty member of the military maintaining Chesapeake as my legal residence?
14. How does the City of Chesapeake determine the tax exempt status of military service personnel?
15. Are disabled veterans eligible for relief on personal property tax?
16. Are persons who have specially equipped motor vehicles eligible for relief on personal property tax?
17. How can I obtain additional information about assessments and taxes?