Certain disabled veterans may be eligible for a Sales and Use Tax (SUT) exemption on purchased vehicles.
Veterans of the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has determined have a 100% service-connected, permanent and total disability are eligible for a SUT exemption on the purchase of a vehicle owned and used primarily by or for the qualifying veteran.
A vehicle purchased by the spouse of a qualifying veteran is also eligible for a SUT exemption, provided the vehicle is used primarily by or for the qualifying veteran.
How To Apply
To apply for a SUT exemption, veterans or spouses must submit the following to DMV:
- Vehicle title
- Completed Purchaser's Statement of Exemption
- Benefit Summary letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs stating the veteran has a 100% service-connected, permanent and total disability
If you purchased the vehicle through an Online Dealer Program participant and paid the SUT at that time, please mail the above documents to:
Attn: Titling Work Center
P.O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269
If you purchased the vehicle from a dealer not participating in the Online Dealer Program or through a private sale, you may either mail the documents to the address above, or visit a DMV customer service center.
What is the Online Dealer Program?
The Online Dealer Program enables dealers to process original title transactions for customers who purchase vehicles. This way, customers can get plates, decals and registration cards at the dealership instead of having to go to DMV.
See DMV’s Online Dealer page for more information.