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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.



Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for the County of Northampton will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing property owners who believe their real property assessment is inaccurate. Upon hearing such complaints, either verbal or written, the Board will give consideration TO EITHER INCREASE, DECREASE, OR AFFIRM such real estate assessment. The taxpayer or agent must provide substantial evidence that the assessment of the property is not uniform with the assessments of other similar properties or that the property is assessed above or below its fair market value.
Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes to minimize waiting. To appear before the Board of Equalization, please call (757) 678-0446, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday thru Friday, to request an application. Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held at 16404 Courthouse Road, Suite 201, Eastville, Virginia. The dates and times are:

November 6, 2018 9:00 A.M. to 12 P.M. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
November 8, 2018 9:00 A.M. to 12 P.M. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
November 13, 2018 9:00 A.M. to 12 P.M. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
November 15, 2018 9:00 A.M. to 12 P.M. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
November 20, 2018 9:00 A.M. to 12 P.M. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

By order of the Northampton County Board of Equalization
as provided by the Code of Virginia, §58.1 - 3378



Renting homes, apartments, and rooms on a short-term basis through an online marketplace has become very popular. If you are currently renting or have rented your home, apartment, or a room on a short-term basis (less than 90 days), you are required to register with the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office. During the registration process, a transient lodging tax (trustee tax)account is assigned. Owners are required to charge and collect all appropriate lodging taxes from guests, and are required to remit the collected amount to the Commissioner of the Revenue office on a quarterly basis.

The tax for lodging is five (5) percent of the total amount paid for lodging for properties located in the county and two (2) percent for any property located in the town of Cape Charles, VA.




FEBRUARY 28, 2018



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