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Old 09-08-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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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.

And, for that, I partially blame the State as there seems to be no system in place to catch evaders. Looks like they rely on the police and nosey neighbors. Which is why I think they should do away with this silly tax; shouldn't have it if you can't enforce it. Tax me some other way that doesn't need checks and balances.

But, that wasn't the point of the original OP. He knows what is required but doesn't "feel" like paying it. Well I don't either but I do. It's not a choice.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Alanboy395 View Post
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.

What you experienced was simply a lazy Fairfax cop (and I'm sure there are a few in every bunch). Anytime a cop pulls somebody over, doesn't he or she ask for license and registration? Seems the one who got you didn't bother to investigate properly and just wanted another ticket for his or her book by the end of the month.

I'm sorry that happened -- it's bound to leave you bitter about N.Va. Did you challenge it? Did you try to find out who the officer was and file a complaint?

(To the OP: Grow up. Be an adult -- clearly being a homeowner is not the mark of being an adult. You want to leave D.C. because it doesn't have something Virginia has -- like a nice home for yourself -- but you don't want to pay the price of admission? Really, just stay in the "District of Cheats.")
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Leesburg
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I think that all of this should have been thought of prior to purchasing a home in Virginia. Since you already made the decision to move you really need to "suck it up" and get the Virginia plates, which unfortunately come along with the property taxes and having to pay to park in DC. If I were you, my conscience wouldn't allow me to do anything else.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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What you experienced was simply a lazy Fairfax cop (and I'm sure there are a few in every bunch). Anytime a cop pulls somebody over, doesn't he or she ask for license and registration? Seems the one who got you didn't bother to investigate properly and just wanted another ticket for his or her book by the end of the month.

I'm sorry that happened -- it's bound to leave you bitter about N.Va. Did you challenge it? Did you try to find out who the officer was and file a complaint?

(To the OP: Grow up. Be an adult -- clearly being a homeowner is not the mark of being an adult. You want to leave D.C. because it doesn't have something Virginia has -- like a nice home for yourself -- but you don't want to pay the price of admission? Really, just stay in the "District of Cheats.")
I said (quite clearly) SCENARIO!!! Didnt happen. Mom still trying to get back in VA. Besides my bitterness about NoVA was the six years I spent there before moving to KY.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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OP, being dinged for Virginia registration isn't your only concern. Be worried about your insurance, too. Your insurance policy will require you to report the actual home base of the automobile, and if you don't do that, you may not be covered when you make a claim. If you deliberately don't report the change in order to achieve some benefit, some might call that fraud, and pursue it further.
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