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Beginning on July 20, 2020, the lobby of City Hall will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM by appointment only for both Treasurer’s Office payments and DMV Select transactions. Appointments can be made online or over the phone at 434-970-3146. Applications for new passports are still not available at this time, in accordance with State Department guidance.
Para preguntas en español llamenos al telefono 434-970-3155 o envienos un correo electronico.
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Duties & Responsibilities
The City Treasurer is an elected constitutional officer and, as such, is directly accountable to the citizens of Charlottesville. The Treasurer’s Office prepares, mails and collects all tax bills for real and personal property located in the City of Charlottesville. The office also aggressively pursues the collection of all delinquent taxes owed to the city.
Additional revenues collected under the direct supervision of the Treasurer include:
- Business licenses
- Cigarette taxes
- Gas, water and sewer consumption-based fees
- Meals and lodging taxes
- Parking ticket fines
- PPTRA revenue
- Receipts of State collected revenues and taxes
- Trash stickers and annual trash decals;
- Vehicle license fees
- Zone parking permits
- Other various city fees and permits
Cash Management & Investment
The City Treasurer’s office is charged with the design of effective cash management and investment program for the City and all of its agencies and acts as fiscal agent for the Charlottesville City Schools and the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center.
Among other activities, these duties include:
- Managing the investment policy for the city
- Arranging for banking services
- Forecasting all cash receipts and expenditures
- Investing funds not needed to meet current expenditures
- Working with external brokers and the banking community
- Reporting all investment activities
The City Treasurer’s office makes all disbursements for the city that have been approved for payment by the Director of Finance. The Treasurer acts as the reconciliation agent for the city by working with the depository bank, city departments and external and internal auditors.
City of Charlottesville Retirement Commission
The City Treasurer also serves on the City of Charlottesville Retirement Commission and acts as custodian of the fund, which includes maintaining all records, accounting for the investment of funds and the reporting of funds revenue and expenditures.