Honorable David Henry

Honorable David Henry

Commissioner of Revenue

Phone (276) 676-6270 or (276) 466-2242
Fax (276) 676-6530
Email: Commissioner of Revenue

Office of the Commissioner of Revenue

Government Center Building
1 Government Center Place, Suite C
Abingdon VA, 24210

Office Hours: Weekdays 8:00am – 5:00pm

The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for assessing all real estate, personal property and machinery and tools within Washington County and for maintaining the County’s real estate and personal property tax records. The Commissioner’s office also spends considerable time working on state income taxes, helping citizens complete their state returns and performing initial processing prior to delivery of the forms to the State Department of Taxation. Other duties include: implementing local programs such as Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled Homeowner, as well as validation and re-validation of the Land Use Program. The Commissioner of the Revenue is elected at-large for a four year term.Please see links below for access to Frequently Asked Questions about the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue. You can also use E-Services to view property cards or request a change of address for personal property.

Pursuant to VA Code 2.2-3704.2 The Public Information Officer For the Washington Co Commissioners Office is L. David Henry. ldhenry@washcova.com  276-676-6270

Current Tax Rates Personal Property Inquiry Real Estate Lookup

Download Forms

Business Personal Property Form Instructions High Mileage Application Business Machinery & Tools Form Business Personal Property Form  Return of Transient Occupancy Tax

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to file a Personal Property Form?

Section 58.1-3518 of the 1950 Code of Virginia states that every taxpayer owning any of the property subject to taxation under this chapter on January 1 of any year shall file a return thereof with the Commissioner of the Revenue for his county or city on the appropriate forms.

I sold/traded my vehicle during the year, do I still owe the taxes for the whole year?

Yes, Washington County does not prorate taxes. If the vehicle was owned on January 1 of the tax year, then the taxes are due and payable for the entire year.

I moved out of Washington County after January 1, do I still owe taxes for the whole year?

Yes, Washington County does not prorate taxes. If you were a resident of Washington County on January 1, you are liable for Personal Property taxes for the entire year.

Can I pay my Virginia state income taxes to the Commissioner of the Revenue?

Only current year taxes can be processed by the Commissioner’s office.

Why should I file my Virginia state tax return with the Commissioner of the Revenue instead of sending it directly to the Virginia Department of Taxation?

In the event that there is an error on your return or any required information is missing from your return, it is faster and easier to contact taxpayers on a local level. It is also easier for taxpayers who wish to make payments on any balance due to do so locally.