Commissioner of the Revenue

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The Commissioner of the Revenue's office is a professional team that provides excellent customer service by exemplifying integrity through accurate and consistent tax assessments. 

Our Commitment to You: We seek to provide consistent, honest, and professional services to the citizen-customers of the City of Roanoke and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Commissioner of the Revenue:

  • Ensures that all tangible business and individual personal property is assessed in accordance with the Code of Virginia
  • Issues the City of Roanoke Business License to all businesses operating within the City of Roanoke, in accordance with the City of Roanoke Code and the Code of Virginia
  • Provides full service Virginia State Income Tax processing
  • Administers the Real Estate Tax Relief Program for the elderly and disabled
  • Administers the Real Estate and Personal Property exemptions for Disabled Veterans

 Important Contact Information  
Personal Property Tax540-853-2521[email protected] 
Elderly and Disabled and Veteran Real Estate Tax Relief540-853-2523[email protected]
Business License Tax540-853-2524[email protected]
Local Trust Taxes, including Prepared Food and Beverage, Transient Occupancy, Short-Term Rental, and Admissions540-853-6828 [email protected]
Business Personal Property540-853-2524[email protected]
 Virginia State Income Tax540-853-6543[email protected]

Language Assistance

If you do not speak, read, or write English well, the City will provide an interpreter at no cost to you!  This is available for all services and programs the City offers.  For language assistance, please call 540-583-3490.

Asistencia Lingüística

Si usted no habla, lee, o escribe el inglés bien, ¡la Ciudad proporcionará un intérprete sin costo a usted!  La interpretación está disponible por todos servicios y programas que ofrece la Ciudad.   Para obtener asistencia lingüística, por favor llame a 540-583-3490.