Personal property registration can be a confusing task. There are
different types of personal property with different registration methods. In Hanover
County, personal property is automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, motor
homes, trailers, semi-trailers, aircraft and boats.
Hanover County is a prorating locality for personal property taxes on automobiles,
trucks, motorcycles and trailers only. The tax year begins on January 1.
Prorated items are assessed for the number of months they are garaged in
All types of personal property must be registered by the owner with the Commissioner
of the Revenue when it is either purchased or moved into the county for the
first time. Owners have 60 days from the purchase date or move date to file. If
the owner files after 60 days, a late filing fee is added to the tax bill.
Hanover County is a File by Exception locality. File by Exception means
annual filings are not required on vehicles, motorcycles, campers and trailers
unless there is a change in status or ownership.
Annual filings are required on aircraft, mobile homes, boats and
motors. The filing date is May 1. Any returns filed after May 1 are assessed a
late filing fee.
Commissioner of the Revenue Forms