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Under authority of the Code of Virginia, § 46.2-752 the Town imposes an annual license tax upon motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers normally garaged, stored or parked in the town.

Town vehicle decals went on sale March 1 at the Treasurer’s Office.  The cost of a decal is $38.75.  A temporary or permanent state registration must be presented when you buy the decal.  All personal property taxes must be paid prior to issuing a decal. 

To transfer a decal to another vehicle, the registration for the new vehicles, along with the old decal (even if mutilated), must be presented. Transfers must be completed within 10 days after date of purchase. There is a $1 charge for a transfer decal.




The popular Chatham Cruise-In's are sponsored by the Virginia-Carolina Chevy Car Club and are slated to resume in April 2016.  The events are held on the 4th Saturday of each month from April through October, starting at 4 pm to approximately 8 pm, depending on daylight & weather conditions.  The event has attracted as many as 700 classic cars in the downtown area of Chatham where Main Street is blocked & becomes a pleasnt promenade for all who enjoy viewing beautiful automobiles.  Plan on attending these events & help support the Town, our businesses & volunteer groups.  Admission is free!