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Green Decal Enforcement Begins

Residents of Loudoun County are reminded that they must display their green decals for 2006 on all vehicle windshields or risk getting a ticket and a significant fine. Law-enforcement officers will be checking decals closely beginning Thursday, Dec. 8, according to a press release issued by the county's Office of Public Information. The vehicle decal is issued by local jurisdictions after all taxes and fees on a vehicle have been paid.

Police and sheriff departments from 10 jurisdictions are participating in a region-wide enforcement of the green decals beginning Thursday. The 10 participating jurisdictions, members of the Northern Virginia Decal Enforcement Compact, are the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas; the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun; and the towns of Herndon, Leesburg and Middleburg. While Prince

William County and the City of Manassas Park are not members of the Compact, they have also issued green decals this year. Decals in the Town of Vienna will not expire until April 15.

By law, all vehicles garaged in most Northern Virginia jurisdictions should have displayed the green 2006 by Nov. 15. Beginning Dec. 8, law-enforcement personnel in participating jurisdictions will issue tickets to drivers of vehicles found in their jurisdiction without decals or with expired decals from any of the participating jurisdictions. Decals should be placed next to the state safety inspection sticker and the prior year's decal should be removed.

Motorcycle decals should be affixed to the bike's fork next to the state safety inspection sticker.

For more information, call the Loudoun County Treasurer's Office, 703-777-0280.