Commissioner of the Revenue

COVID-19 Reopening Update

Our Downtown Office will reopen 6/16/2020.

Our Satellite Office will remain closed until further notice.

DMV Select will also remain closed until further notice.


The Offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue along with our City Treasurer are announcing operating hours where they will begin to serve the general public beginning Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.

We ask taxpayers to maintain all social distancing and health advisories provided by public health authorities. We look forward to opening our doors as we do so in a manner that will prioritize the health and safety of our staff and taxpayers. Facemasks are to be worn inside of the building.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

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Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue

The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for the assessment of various taxes mandated by the Code of Virginia and Newport News Local Tax Ordinances. Our office also offers, as a free service to Taxpayers, assistance in filing their Virginia State Income Tax Return. Our office is also happy to announce that we are now providing DMV Select services at both of our Newport News locations between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4 PM, Monday – Friday. We seek to provide efficient service and friendly assistance in the performance of these many duties.

Important Dates to Remember

Fee / Tax Filing
Filing Date
Vehicle License Fee
December 5
Personal Property Filing
February 15
Business Professional and Occupational License Tax
March 1
Business Tangible Property Filing
March 1
State Income Tax
May 1
Business Tangible Property Tax
June 5 and
December 5
Personal Property Tax
June 5 and
December 5
Real Estate Tax
June 5 and
December 5

If you have sold or moved a vehicle out of Newport News, click here.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions, comments, and suggestions. Our Office Personnel will be happy to respond to you within 5 business days of your inquiry.