Vehicle License Fees

License Fees for Cars, Light Trucks & Trailers


Hampton City Code requires that every owner of a motor vehicle, trailer and/or semitrailer normally garaged, stored or parked within the city limits pay a license fee on or before December 5 of the proceeding license year, or within 10 days of purchasing a state license for such vehicle, or within 30 days of moving the situs (position or site) of the vehicle to the city, whichever is sooner. The license tax imposed on all motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers with situs in the city, as described in Article II of the Hampton City Code, for any portion of the year between January 1 and June 30 are listed below.

Property Type
License Fee
January 1 - June 30
Passenger vehicles less than 4,000 pounds
(Passenger vehicles include cars, vans & trucks)
$35.00
Passenger vehicles more than 4,000 pounds
(Passenger vehicles include cars, vans & trucks)
$40.00
Motorcycles $17.00
Trailers less than 1,500 pounds (gross weight) $6.50
Trailers more than 1,500 pounds (gross weight) $20.50
Boat trailers $6.50
Camping & travel trailers $20.50
Pop-up trailers $6.50
Motor homes $20.00
Antique vehicle (One-time fee) $35.00
National Guard plate 1/2 price current license fee
Disabled veteran plates (1 qualifying vehicle) No charge
Prisoner of War plates No charge

Note: License fees are subject to change

No license fee shall be imposed on vehicles that do not have a situs in the city as described in Article II of the Hampton City Code between January 1 and June 30 of the license year. You may also register your vehicle online.

License Fees for Heavy Weight Trucks


License fees vary depending on the type of truck. To determine the exact fee please contact our office at (757) 727-6183. A license fee is assessed on all motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers that have situs in the city for any portion of the year between January 1 and June 30. You may also register your vehicle online.