Report or Update High Mileage for a Vehicle

If reported after February 1st, proof will be required for the current year.

The following are accepted as proof:

    - inspection slip
    - repair bill
    - oil change slip    

 *  a picture of the odometer can not be accepted as proof.


High Mileage Chart
Category Mileage
A 100,000 - 115,000
B 115,001 - 130,000
C 130,001 and over

Q. How much will it reduce my assessment?
A.  The amount of the reduction will vary according to the class and age of the vehicle per the January NADA Official Guide. In general, vehicles that are older than 10 years may not have a reduction, as the mileage may already be factored into the assessment.

Q. When do I have to report the mileage?
A. By February 1 of each year, report the mileage of the vehicle as of January 1 for any assessment reduction to be applied to current year.

Q. Can I still report after February 1?
A. Yes.
  However, we will need proof of the mileage.  We accept an inspection receipt, repair bill, or oil change receipt and it needs   to be dated before January 1.  If proof is not dated, before January 1, then this will be applied to the following tax year. 

Q. My vehicle has over 130,001, will I need to continue to report?
A.  No.
  The highest category has been achieved and no further reporting is necessary.

Q. Does this apply to all tangible property?
A.  No.
  The high mileage reduction does not apply to motorcycles, motor homes (RVs), large trucks or trailers.           

Example for 2018 (this applies to vehicles that have over 100,000 miles):
Ford Truck - 135,000 miles
  • 15 years old
  • annual mileage= 9,000
  • considered low mileage based on age of vehicle.
  • 2015
    Ford Truck - 135,000 miles
  • 3 years old
  • annual mileage= 45,000
  • considered high mileage based on age of vehicle.

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    Main: 540-507-7052 
      Fax: 540-582-3630


    Mailing Address:
    Attn: Personal Property Division
    Commissioner of the Revenue
    PO Box 175 
    Spotsylvania VA 22553-0175

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    Richard E Holbert Bldg
    (1st Floor)
    Attn: Personal Property Division
    Commissioner of the Revenue
    9104 Courthouse Rd 
    Spotsylvania VA 22553

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