Commissioner of the Revenue

Equitably Applying Code and Determining Taxes

The Commissioner of the Revenue serves Chesterfield County by equitably applying the Code of Virginia, Constitution of Virginia and Chesterfield County code to determine how much each taxpayer contributes to the county to pay for our public services.

Using the Online Citizen Portal

Apply for and renew business licenses, review personal property information, apply for tax relief, update your contact information and more in the Citizen Portal. View the Citizen Portal Manual (PDF) for a step-by-step guide that will assist you in navigating and using all of the features in the portal.

Business Licenses and Taxes

Apply for or renew a business license and view the business personal property and specialty taxes that may be applicable to Chesterfield businesses and assets. Additionally, learn more about other business taxes such as transient occupancy, short-term rental, and machinery and tools.

Personal Property Taxes

Learn more about personal property tax on all personal property, including vehicles, mobile homes and boats. Find additional information regarding personal property that has been purchased, sold or moved; tax relief, tax classifications and tax exemptions, including for active military and veterans; as well as how to appeal personal property tax assessments.

Real Estate Taxes

Certain qualified individuals are eligible for real estate tax relief or tax exemptions, including the elderly and disabled, emergency services providers, surviving spouses, and veterans.

State Income Taxes

The Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for receiving and processing all Virginia state income tax returns and initial estimated tax payments for Chesterfield County residents. Additionally, residents may request assistance from staff in the preparation and filing of Virginia individual income tax returns.

DMV Select

Learn more about the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) transactions and services that are available, by appointment only, through DMV Select.

Commissioner of the Revenue's Commitment

The Commissioner of the Revenue serves Chesterfield County as chief assessing officer, meaning that I am responsible for fairly and equitably applying state and local code to determine how much each taxpayer contributes to the county to pay for our public services.

My office is responsible for the administration of local taxes, providing tax-related services, protecting the confidentiality of tax payer information, and resolving problems and answering questions on local tax matters.

We are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. You can expect to be directed to a staff member within the appropriate department who can best serve your needs; to receive prompt, courteous and professional service by all of our staff members;  to be served by a well-trained and knowledgeable staff who will clearly communicate complete and accurate information; and to receive assistance in resolving all tax issues in a fair and consistent manner within legal bounds.

Jenefer S. Hughes
Commissioner of the Revenue