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VA Aircraft Registration

In general, any aircraft that is based in Virginia or operating in Virginia for more than 60 days during a 12-month period is required to obtain a Virginia Aircraft Registration.

A Virginia aircraft registration cannot be issued unless the aircraft is properly insured and the 2% Aircraft Sales and Use Tax has been paid to the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Code of Virginia §58.1 states that a tax is levied on the retail sale of every aircraft sold in the Commonwealth and upon the use in the Commonwealth of any aircraft required to be registered by the Department of Aviation.