About the Treasurer's Office

The Treasurer is a Constitutional Officer that originates in the Virginia Constitution of 1870. The Virginia Constitutional format provides local government with a system of fiscal checks and balances. This system allows the Treasurer to perform their duties and responsibilities as an independent officer accountable directly to the citizens. 

Some of the Treasurer's responsibilities include collecting real estate tax, personal property tax, motor vehicle license fees, solid waste fees, state income tax, estimated income tax, utility bills, and solid waste citations, as well as administering the dog license program, MVL exemption for first responders, and payments for jurors. The Treasurer also handles the receipt and deposit of all other revenues originating in other departments and maintains and balances bank accounts for all county departments, school division and social services. 

It is the responsibility of the Treasurer to appropriately account for the receipt and disbursement of revenue. They also invest public funds for return on investment, with security of the investment given the highest priority. It is the mission of the Treasurer’s office to perform these and all other required duties of the office within the constraints of the law and to the highest standard obtainable.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Bill, Collect and process taxes and fees in an expeditious and accurate manner.
  • Expand payment options including the full implementation of the online payment portal including utility payments and ACH transfers.
  • Implement the automated DMV witholding program
  • Continue to improve the delinquent collection rate through the implementation of automated processes.

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  1. Vincent Shorter

    Vincent Shorter


  2. Treasurer's Office

    Physical Address
    11 Bank Street
    Chatham, VA 24531

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 230
    Chatham, VA 24531

    Phone: Chatham / Danville: 434-432-7960 or Gretna / Hurt: 434-656-6211
    Fax: 434-432-7968

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