All cars, trucks, and motorcycles normally garaged within the city must be registered and clearly display a 2017 red City decal on or before November 16, 2016. The 2016 blue decal expires on November 15. The City's parking enforcement officer will ticket cars without decals properly posted on front windshields. Failure to display a decal within 60 days of a new or moved vehicle entering the City may result in citation from enforcement.
Obtaining a Decal for New Residents or New Vehicles
Once the registration is complete, the Treasurer's office will send a bill for the permanent decal. The decal will be mailed once the bill is paid in full.
The fee is $33 a year for most vehicles. Separate fee schedules apply to trucks, motorcycles, taxicabs, and buses. Decals must be purchased within 60 days by new residents or residents with a newly acquired vehicle.
Obtaining a Decal for Current Residents
The Treasurer's Office mails the current year decals with the personal property tax bills each year. Residents who have not received a 2017 red decal should check with the Treasurer's Office for possible unpaid personal property tax. There is no fee for replacement decals. The Treasurer's Office can be reached by email or by calling 703-248-5046 (TTY 711).
Penalty for No Decal or Expired Decal
After November 15 each year, City of Falls Church vehicles without valid decals may be ticketed in the cities of Falls Church, Alexandria, and Fairfax, the counties of Arlington and Loudoun, and the Town of Herndon. As of December 2013, the ticket fee is $50 (check city Code for most current fee).