Commissioner of Revenue


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 eve1y four years and is the chief tax assessor for the locality from which they are elected. 

It is the goal of this office to provide the highest quality of customer service to all citizens of Mathews County. We strive to be courteous, efficient, timely, and diligent in performing duties in the following areas:

  •  Assessing all new construction and changes to improvements on real estate
  •  Administering tax relief for the elderly, disabled, and veterans
  •  Assessing all personal property, including machine1y and equipment, of    individuals and businesses
  •  Assessing all businesses sited in the county for business license
  •  Administering all food and beverage, and transient occupancy
  •  Administering Public Service Corporation Taxes

Important Due Dates to Remember

  • Business License: Gross receipts figures due to the Commissioner of the Revenue by March 1st of each year.
  • Business Personal Property Returns: May 1st of each year
  • Meals Tax: The 20th of each month
  • Transient Tax: The 20th of each month
  • Personal Property Tax: December 5th of each year
  • Real Estate Tax: June 5th and December 5th of each year
  • High Mileage: January mileage due by May 1st of each year
  • Tax Relief for The Elderly and Disabled: March 15th of each year.
  • State Tax Return: May 1st of each year, and must be mailed to Richmond.