Ruth L. Easley

55 W. Church Street, Room 101, City Municipal Building
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1222, Martinsville, VA 24114-1222

Telephone: (276) 403-5131
Fax (276) 403-5337

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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The Virginia General Assembly first created the constitutional office of the Commissioner of the Revenue in 1786. The Commissioner of the Revenue is the chief assessing officer responsible for local individual and business taxes. Elected by the residents of the City of Martinsville to a 4-year term, the Commissioner of the Revenue serves at the pleasure of the voters.

Taxes Administered by the Commissioner of the Revenue include:

  • Local tangible personal property and machinery and tools tax
  • Local business license and tax ordinances
  • Real estate assessments
  • Local short-term rental tax
  • Local prepared food and beverage tax
  • Real estate tax relief for the elderly and permanently and totally disabled
  • Local transient lodging tax
  • Local cigarette tax

Other duties and services provided by the Commissioner of the Revenue office include:

  • Offering assistance with state tax return filing
  • Processing state tax returns
  • Administering the real estate tax relief program for the elderly and permanently and totally disabled
  • Certification of the local bank franchise tax
  • Certification of the state motor vehicle rental tax to DMV
  • Assisting the Board of Equalization on citizens' real property complaints
  • Certification of Personal Property Tax Relief