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Old 09-07-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I won't address the remarks of the "holier than thou" crowd. If your house has a garage, I'd recommend parking it in there, so your exposure is limited. I know with Alexandria City if you like in a condo private parking lot or a driveway they won't do much. If you are parked out in the street, diff story.
I recall a post, some time ago, where someone parked in a private lot but still got busted. Don't assume it can't happen.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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No, i will keep the dc insurance for now. I know the rates might be higher for dc, but it cancels out when you have to pay vehicle property tax in VA and pay almost $300 to park in garages in dc since I work in dc (compare to if i keep the dc license , i have free street parking and no property tax.) I'm just a little concerned about VA DMV going after me because they kept emphasing the fact that you have to change your registration/license within 60 days of moving to VA, but i'm wondering how would they find out?
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A neighbor might report you.
I would. I don't like paying personal property taxes any more than anyone else, but tax cheats who avoid paying while the rest of us do don't get any sympathy from me. I pay my fair (or unfair) share, you should pay yours.

So where exactly are you moving to? Address, please...
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I recall a post, some time ago, where someone parked in a private lot but still got busted. Don't assume it can't happen.
I can only speak for what I saw in Alexandria. Don't know what goes on elsewhere.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I won't address the remarks of the "holier than thou" crowd. .
Since when is doing the right thing and what is required by law considered "Holier than thou?"

If so, that is a sad commentary for the state of American thinking.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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It won't be the Virginia DMV that will go after you. If you live in certain jurisdictions, they will go after you. I moved from Fairfax County to Loudoun County and I swear the police were told by the Revenue office to go and ticket me because I forgot to buy one of their stickers. I've heard Arlington County is bad like that too. I'm outta Loudoun soon!
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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I moved back to Virginia last summer and registered my car again right away because, having lived in NoVa for 35 years, I know they're pretty serious about it. I wouldn't take a chance.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Herndon VA
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All I can say is be prepared to be caught. I remember reading about how this is a game in some sections of Virginia. People - usually old people with a lot of time on their hands - were turning in their neighbors who weren't getting their tags/insurance in VA. (they loved getting the ones hiding their second cars in the garage too)

I don't know how VA stacks up against Maryland but I have a family member who did the same thing in MD. she Lived in Maryland, but kept her VA tags.
One day she came out and her car had a ticket and no tags!
The authorities had taken them.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I can only speak for what I saw in Alexandria. Don't know what goes on elsewhere.
Well, the post I'm recalling was about Alexandria. Maybe, if I get time, I can search for it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I do not like this idea of reporting (I call it snitching) on your neighbors over a couple of hundred dollars in property tax. You don't really know if that neighbor has a legit reason for not having VA tags.

Okay scenario: My mother moves back to VA with legit registration. I come out to visit with my car from Louisville which has KY plates. A nosy neighbor (like they have nothing better to do) reports me to Fairfax County. And Ffx comes out and tickets me.

That neighbor doesn't know that:

A. I have a job in Louisville and a valid lease in Louisville and my address says Louisville.
B. I have no proof that I RESIDE in VA.
C. I have a valid DOD sticker on my car so I could be active-duty military which is exempt.

This getting into others business is dangerous stuff. People here are acting like their neighbors are dealing drugs and bring gunfire into their neighborhood.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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Back to the OP's initial comment: you have enough money to buy a house in Virginia, but not to pay the car tax? Please.
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