Commissioner of Revenue

Special Notice

Changes due to COVID-19 have resulted in a large increase in the DMV Select traffic at County offices of the Commissioner of Revenue and the Treasurer. This has forced some changes in the way the offices operate. We wish to provide the best service to all of our clients, thus we ask that those wishing to conduct County business with the Commissioner of Revenue or the Treasurer bypass the DMV line and speak to the individual at the left door of the building.

Overview

The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is a constitutional office of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the County of Mathews. The Commissioner is elected every four years and is the chief tax assessor for the locality from which they are elected. 

The Commissioner is responsible for maintaining real estate ownership information and for overseeing the Tax Relief Program. The Commissioner is also responsible for accurately assessing all personal property, including the discount for high mileage. (Contact our office by May 1st of each year with your January 1st mileage.)

Mathews County Real Estate Reassessment

The County of Mathews has finished the process of reassessing all real property. The general reassessment, which is required by law, became effective January 1, 2017. The reassessment was performed by Wampler Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. from Daleville, Virginia.

Board of Equalization

The Judge of the Circuit Court of Mathews County appointed a Board of Equalization, consisting of Mathews County citizens who own land in Mathews County. This board held hearings for anyone who had questions or issues with their assessment in order to discuss those issues with the Board. 

The board had full authority to adjust any assessments to assure a fair and equal reassessment. The length of term of this board was one year and ended on December 31, 2017.