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The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act, effective November 11, 2009, amends the Service members Civil Relief Act. Spouses of active duty military members who have a vehicle titled in their names or jointly with the service member may be exempt from property tax if certain conditions are met. Contact the Commission of Revenue at 757-393-8779 for more information.
If you are 100% service connected disabled you may qualify for the exemption. Please Contact the Commissioner of Revenue at 757-393-8779 for additional information.
Visit or contact the Treasurer’s Office at 757-393-8651 or send email to treasurerPP@portsmouthva.gov. They will work with you and set up a payment agreement for paying your taxes within a reasonable time period. An agreement will not relieve the penalties and interest but may delay any legal collections.
The Vehicle Withhold Registration Stop is probably due to taxes owed in which case the Treasurer’s office has placed a stop with DMV which prevents you from registering your car.