A. No license fee shall be required for any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer exempt from state and local licenses or fees under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia or owned by a nonprofit educational corporation or institution.
B. A license fee shall not be imposed on any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer when the vehicle is owned by a non-resident of the town and is used primarily to transport the owner to and from his place of business or employment in the town and not used in any other manner in connection with such employment or business.
C. No license fee shall be required for any one- or two-wheel trailer of a cradle, flatbed or open pickup type which has a body width no greater than the width of the motor vehicle to which it is attached at the time of operation, which is pulled or towed by a passenger car or station wagon or a pickup or panel truck having an actual gross vehicle weight not exceeding five thousand (5,000) pounds and which is used for carrying property not exceeding one thousand (1,000) pounds at any one (1) time.
D. As provided in the Code of Virginia Section 46.1-65, no town license fee shall be greater than the amount of the license tax imposed by the commonwealth for the same motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer. In the event that the town license fee, as stated herein, is greater than any commonwealth license tax for the same vehicle, then the town license fee as stated shall be void, and a town license fee equal to the amount of the commonwealth license tax shall be imposed.
(Ord. No. 1-89 Added 4-24-89-Effective Upon Passage)
E. Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad members. No license fee shall be required for a motor vehicle registered in the Town of Front Royal which is owned and regularly used by an active member of an eligible Volunteer Fire Department or Volunteer Rescue Squad Company to respond to calls to perform other official Fire Department or Rescue Squad duties, provided as follows:
1. Eligible Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squad Companies shall be those which receive annual financial support from the County of Warren, Virginia.
2. Eligible active members of Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squad Companies shall be those meeting the specific eligibility standards promulgated by the Warren County, Virginia Board of Supervisors in accordance with Warren County Code Section 10-40.1. In addition, to be eligible hereunder, said Fire Department and Rescue Squad members must have paid all town taxes then due and owing, both real and personal.
3. Only one (1) motor vehicle per active Volunteer Fire Department or Rescue Squad member shall be exempt from the license fee. If any active Volunteer Fire Department or Rescue Squad member shall be granted a license exemption in accordance with the provisions of Warren County Code Section 10-40.1 for a vehicle registered in Warren County, said member shall not be eligible for a license fee exemption for another vehicle registered in the Town of Front Royal.
4. Application for a fee-exempt motor vehicle license must be made at the Front Royal Town Hall annually between January 15 and February 15 or for new vehicle registration, within thirty (30) days of registration with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
(Ord. No. 6-90 Added “E” 6-11-90-Effective Upon Passage)
(Ord. No. 14-96 Amended “4” 12-30-96-Effective 1-10-97)
F. Disabled Veterans. No license fee shall be required for a motor vehicle registered in the Town of Front Royal which is owned and regularly used by persons qualified to receive special state license plates as disabled veterans or their un-remarried surviving spouses under Section 46.2-739 of the Code of Virginia.
(Ord. No. 2-06 Added (F) 2-13-06-Effective Upon Passage)