Welcome to the homepage for the City of Charlottesville Treasurer's Office. The Treasurer's Office is located at 605 East Main Street Room A120 Charlottesville, Virginia 22902 on the first floor of City Hall. We hope that you will find what you are looking for by using the links to the left. If you cannot find the information you need, please email us and let us know.
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Payments or other correspondence
may be mailed to:
City of Charlottesville
P.O. Box 2854
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone :(434) 970-3146
Fax : (434) 970-3148
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm
About the Treasurer
Jason A. Vandever has served as Treasurer since October 1, 2012, when the prior Treasurer announced her retirement from the City of Charlottesville. A 2000 graduate of Charlottesville High School, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from James Madison University in 2004. Prior to becoming Treasurer, Mr. Vandever served for four years as Chief Deputy Treasurer for the City. He earned his Master Governmental Deputy Treasurer Certification in 2010 and graduated in December, 2012 with a Master’s Certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy. Additionally, he holds a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager Certificate from the Association of Public Treasurers and a Certificate in Public Plan Policy in Pensions from the International Foundation.
The City Treasurer is an elected constitutional officer and, as such, is directly accountable to the citizens of Charlottesville. The Treasurer's Office prepares, mails and collects all tax bills for real and personal property located in the City of Charlottesville. The office also aggressively pursues the collection of all delinquent taxes owed to the city.
Additional revenues collected under the direct supervision of the Treasurer include: vehicle license fees; PPTRA revenue; gas, water and sewer consumption-based fees; business licenses, receipts of State collected revenues and taxes; parking ticket fines; zone parking permits; trash stickers and annual trash decals; cigarette taxes; meals and lodging taxes and other various city fees and permits.
The City Treasurer's office is charged with the design of an effective cash management and investment program for the City and all of its agencies and acts as fiscal agent for the Charlottesville City Schools and the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center. Among other activities, these duties include managing the investment policy for the city; arranging for banking services; forecasting all cash receipts and expenditures; investing funds not needed to meet current expenditures; working with external brokers and the banking community; and reporting all investment activities. The City Treasurer also serves on the City of Charlottesville Retirement Commission and acts as custodian of the fund, which includes maintaining all records, accounting for the investment of funds and the reporting of funds revenue and expenditures.
The City Treasurer's office makes all disbursements for the city that have been approved for payment by the Director of Finance. The Treasurer acts as the reconciliation agent for the city by working with the depository bank, city departments and external and internal auditors.
- Providing a professional environment where our employees can thrive and have access to educational opportunities.
- Concentrating on implementation of technology solutions that will meet or exceed our service requirements.
- Developing and implementing more streamlined business processes for the convenience of the customer while adhering to the requirements of the law.
- Listening to customer feedback and implementing changes when possible.
- Strictly adhering to all federal, state and local laws governing the management of public funds.
- Working with external brokers and the banking community to achieve the highest and safest investment returns for the City.
- Taking advantage of educational opportunities in the field of treasury management.
Easy Pay is the City of Charlottesville's automatic payment option for City utility bills. Easy Pay saves time, money, and hassle by automatically deducting your bill amount from your bank account when it is due. Sign up today by completing the Easy Pay Application, attaching a voided check or information from your financial institution with your name, account number, and routing information, and returning it to us. For more information, contact the Utility Billing Office at (434) 970-3211 .
The City of Charlottesville offers online and telephone payment services. Residents may pay personal property tax, real estate tax, and parking tickets online or by phone using a credit card or an electronic check. Click here to pay your bill online or call toll free 1-866-660-5185 . There is a fixed rate of 2.5% added to all credit card transactions, and a flat fee of $2.25 is added to electronic check payments from a checking or savings account. There is no fee for online utility bill payments.
Please be advised that if you choose to pay your bill online or by phone that we do not receive the funds immediately. Please allow up to three days for payment processing. Also, if you are paying delinquent taxes online or by phone and there is a tax lien or DMV stop in place it will not be released until payment is received by the City Treasurer's Office, not the actual online transaction date.