ORDINANCE

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 13-51 OF THE CODE OF FAUQUIER COUNTY TO ADD SUBSECTION (4) PROVIDING FOR A FIFTY PERCENT REDUCTION IN COUNTY LICENSING FEES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES FOR PERSONS SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

 

WHEREAS, Pursuant to Section 13-51 of the Code of Fauquier County, a license fee on automobiles and trucks is levied; and

 

WHEREAS, Virginia Code Section 46.2-752.A permits localities to provide a fifty percent reduction in the license fee for one vehicle owned or leased by a person who is sixty-five years or older; and

 

WHEREAS, after due notice and public hearing, the Board of Supervisors, by the adoption of this Ordinance, has determined that it is in the best interest of the welfare of its citizens to amend Fauquier County Code Section 13-51 to provide for a fifty percent reduction in the license fee on one vehicle owned or leased by a person who is sixty-five years or older; now, therefore, be it

 

ORDAINED by the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County this ____ day of __________ 2004, That Fauquier County Code Section 13-51 be, and is hereby, amended to read as follows:

 

Section 13-51. License required; license fee imposed.

The County hereby levies and assesses a license fee on automobiles and trucks, except:

 

 

 

 

(1)     Vehicles used by a dealer or manufacturer for sales purposes;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2)     Vehicles are used as common carriers of persons or property operated between cities or towns in this state, and not in intracity transportation, or between cities or towns on the one hand and points and places outside the cities and towns on the other and not in intracity transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3)     Vehicles used by an active member of volunteer fire and rescue companies of the county or an active member of the Sheriff's auxiliary deputy program, provided, however, that active members of any volunteer fire and rescue shall provide to the Treasurer at the time of application for issuance of the license a written certification by the chief of the volunteer company that said applicant is an active member, and is a member whose name appears in the book of "Volunteer Fire Fighters" kept by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and provided further that any auxiliary deputy shall provide a certificate of the Sheriff stating that the auxiliary deputy is an active volunteer in the Sheriff's auxiliary deputy program. No applicant shall be issued more than one (1) such license free of charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4) Vehicles owned or leased by a person who is sixty-five old or older shall be entitled to a fifty percent reduction in the license fee assessed on that vehicle provided that no such discount shall be available for more than one vehicle owned or leased by the same person.

 

 

 

Licenses are required for every motor vehicle, including but not limited to automobiles and trucks, regularly parked, garaged or stored in the county. Purchasers of new or used automobiles shall have ten (10) days from the date of purchase to pay the required license fee.