Car Registration Requirements:

All new residents must obtain a driver’s license and new automobile registrations within 30 days of becoming a resident of the county. They can be obtained at DMV in Leesburg and Sterling. The phone number is 866-368-5463. New residents, who have a valid out-of-state license, must pass a vision test. The annual fee for registration is $26.50 for passenger vehicles weighing up to 4,000 pounds, $31.50 for passenger vehicles 4,100 to 6,500 pounds, and a $2 emissions charge for each vehicle.

All automobiles must pass an annual safety inspection which costs $10 and is available at state-certified stations.

All residents must have a county or town automobile sticker for their personal property tax return. The phone number is 703-777-0280, stickers are renewed every year.

Inspection Requirements:

No vehicle subject to an emissions inspection will be registered or reregistered by DMV until it has passed an emissions inspection.

For emission inspection program information or to find the location of the inspection stations, car owners can call the Department of Environmental Quality at 703-583-3900 or 1-800-275-3844.

The inspection station should not charge more than $28 for emissions inspection. Motorists will be charged an additional $2 per year by DMV for vehicle registration.

DMV Locations:

945 Edwards Ferry Road

Leesburg, Va 20176

Phone:1-800-DMVLINE (368-5463)


Fax: 703-771-4747

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

100 Free Court

Sterling, VA 20164

Phone: 1-866-DMVLINE (368-5463)


Fax: 703-450-2631

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.