Commissioner of the Revenue
About the Commissioner of the Revenue
The office of Commissioner of the Revenue was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1786. Commissioners are constitutional officers who are elected to 4 year terms by the citizens of their locality. They are the chief tax assessing officers in Virginia's cities and counties. The current Colonial Heights Commissioner of the Revenue, Bill Feasenmyer, was elected in November 2013 and took office on January 1, 2014. He and his staff administer the assessments for businesses and individuals based on State and Local code as adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and by the Colonial Heights City Council.
The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office has daily interactions with all the taxpayers of the City, both individuals and businesses. This office maintains a wide range of public and private records in support of its duties. Those duties include:
- Assessing tangible personal and business property, (vehicles, watercraft, trailers, business furniture and fixtures, and machinery and tools).
- Assessing public service entities, bank franchises, and business, professional, and occupational licenses.
- Providing assistance to Colonial Heights residents in the preparation of Virginia State Income Tax returns, filing of those returns, and estimated tax payments.
- Administering the prepared meals tax and transient lodging tax.
- Administering elderly, disabled, veteran, and veteran spouse real estate tax relief.
- Protecting confidential taxpayer information.