Commissioner of Revenue

Hours of Operation

Our office is now available to the public from 8:30  AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday for in-person transactions, whether you have an appointment or not. While we accept walk-ins,  we strongly encourage making an appointment  ahead of time. City Hall access controls are still in place. 

  • Appointments with the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office can be made ONLINE or by phone at 434-970-3160.
  • As always, business tax filings and payments can be made via US mail, online or at any of the drop-boxes located on 6th street, 7th street or the Drive-up box by the Key Rec Center.

Our Mailing address is:
Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. BOX 2964
Charlottesville, VA 22902-2964

  • We are available by telephone or email for all Inquires.
Personal Property TaxBusiness License Tax
Real Estate Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled or Charlottesville Housing Affordability ProgramMeals & Lodging Tax
Rent Relief for Elderly and DisabledShort Term Daily Rental Tax
State IncomeGeneral Business Tax Inquires
General Inquires
434-970-3160 or
citycor@charlottesville.gov
434-970-3170 or
citycorbiz@charlottesville.gov

Overview 

The Commissioner of the Revenue is the chief tax assessing officer of the local government. It is an elected office. The existence of this position is set forth in the Constitution of Virginia, and so is called a Constitutional Office. The Commissioner of the Revenue serves a four-year term at the pleasure of the voters.

Programs

Programs administered by the Commissioner of the Revenue include:

  • Business License Tax
  • Business Personal Property Tax
  • Meals and Lodging Tax (AirBnB/HomeStay Operators)
  • Personal Property Tax
  • Real Estate Tax Relief 
  • Rental Relief for the Elderly and/or Disabled
  • Vehicle License Fee
  • Virginia State Income Tax

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