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Commissioner of Revenue

The Commissioner of the Revenue is a Constitutional Officer, elected by the citizenry, serving a four year term. Funding for the office is shared by the Commonwealth and the County.
The Commissioner's office is responsible for the discovery, identification, and the assessment of all taxable property, real and personal in the county. The Commissioner's office prepares the tax roles for submission to the County Treasurer for tax billing.

In addition to providing assistance in preparing and processing Virginia State income tax returns, and Virginia estimated taxes, this office provides assistance to the public with their state returns and the keying of returns to the state. The Commissioner of the Revenue maintains all real estate records and ownership transfers by deeds and wills, and updates and corrections of tax maps as needed. This office visits and assesses all new construction, determines qualification for the use value taxation in Agricultural and Forestry Districts, Conservation and Preservation Easements, and administers: the Elderly and/or Handicapped, the Rehabilitated Structure Program, Fire Fighters Incentive Program, the Personal Property Tax Relief Act, Proration, the Food and Beverage Tax, the Transient Occupancy Tax, the Business, Professional and Occupation Tax, Bank franchise taxes, Disabled Veterans Tax Exemption. It also provides assistance to property owners, attorneys, realtors and surveyors.

Our Mission:

To serve the public by administering the tax laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia with integrity, efficiency and consistency. To instill the highest degree of public confidence in our integrity and reliability by providing prompt, accurate and courteous service while promoting compliance with the tax laws and setting our performance as the benchmark for local government service.



Additional vehicles may now qualify for tax relief beginning in 2017

Due to legislative changes that had taken place in the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly, additional vehicles might now qualify for Personal Property Tax Relief (PPTR) from the Commonwealth of Virginia beginning in 2017.

The action by the General Assembly changed the registration requirements for personal use trucks with a gross weight between 7,501 and 10,000 pounds. As of January 1, 2017, these vehicles must be reclassified as pickups. These vehicles will require standard passenger license plates, and no longer qualify for truck license plates.

Once you have successfully reclassified your vehicle with DMV as a pickup before January 1, 2017, it may then qualify for personal property tax relief in 2017.

The change does not apply to vehicles registered for business use. If your truck is registered for business use, no action on your part is required.

You can reclassify your vehicle by visiting your local DMV customer service center.



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