City Vision Statement
Martinsville-Henry County is a nationally recognized success story. Once a thriving industrial center, the region has been renewed as a diverse community, but one that has never lost its small-town appeal. With a vibrant "destination uptown", numerous cultural and recreational opportunities, a first-class education system, and a varied, technologically advanced economy, Martinsville has consistently ranked for over a decade among the top cities under 25,000 in which to live in the Southeast. Near both the Blue Ridge Mountains and the metropolitan areas of Virginia's Roanoke Valley and North Carolina's Piedmont Triad, Martinsville-Henry County offers the best of tightly knit, less expensive, neighborly life with easy access to the temptations of the urban cities.
City Mission Statement
It is our duty as public servants to create, in partnership with the citizenry, an innovative, responsive, and unified community where every citizen of Martinsville, Henry County, and surrounding areas may have the opportunity to become self-sufficient, with a feeling of satisfaction and pride; and to be faithful stewards of the public trust in an effort to enhance the quality of life throughout the community for this and future generations.
Agendas & Minutes
Access easily searchable meeting agendas and minutes for various boards, commissions, and committees.
American Rescue Plan Act Funding
The City of Martinsville received $15,463,000 from the federal government as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act in 2021. As of November 1, 2022, $9,898,073 has been allocated to ongoing and completed projects and lost revenue.
Boards & Commissions
The City of Martinsville depends on volunteer boards and commissions to regulate planning and zoning, oversee special projects, direct schools policy and generally assist City Council and the administration with the business of government.
The Martinsville Circuit Court Clerk's Office, established in 1942, holds records of court proceedings, death/marriage records, and land records from April 20, 1942, to the present.
Martinsville adheres to the Council-Manager form of government. The best comparison for the private sector is that the council serves as the policy-making and budget-setting body much like a corporate board of directors sets the path for its CEO, the City Manager.
The City Attorney's Office is responsible for prosecuting criminal, traffic, and juvenile offenses.
Read the City of Martinsville's Charter.
For interpretation of the Martinsville City Code please contact the City Attorney's Office at 276-403-5196 or 276-403-5198.
Council members' collective understanding of community needs, knowledge of cross-governmental issues, and their vision of the future provides the foundation for basic neighborhood-level services and the development of future citywide plans.
City Freedom of Information
In compliance with House Bill 818, Kendall Davis is the City of Martinsville’s designated Freedom of Information Officer (FOIA). The Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of the City of Martinsville under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act
Commissioner of the Revenue
The Commissioner of the Revenue is the chief assessing officer responsible for local individual and business taxes.
The Commonwealth's Attorney and staff prosecute criminal and traffic cases, whether felonies or misdemeanors, for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Martinsville.
Review the constitutional offices of Martinsville.
The present judicial system consists of four levels of courts - the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the circuit courts, and the district courts.
The city registrar oversees the elections of Martinsville.
Martinsville City Public Schools is a small yet innovative school system whose successes have attracted state and national recognition.
We, the professional men and women of the Martinsville City Sheriff's Office are empowered to defend the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Strategic Plan focuses on 8 core areas of local government importance, and each one has its own key outcomes, goals, and performance measures.
Martinsville's City Treasurer is responsible for collecting taxes, accepting payments for city utilities, landfill fees, and business licenses, issuing dog licenses, sale of cigarette tax stamps, the collection of state and estimated income taxes, and accountability for funds paid to the City.