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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 holds a Master Governmental Treasurer Certification, a Master’s Certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy, and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Additionally, he holds a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager Certificate from the Association of Public Treasurers, a Certificate in Public Plan Policy in Pensions from the International Foundation, and a certificate from the Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association (VGFOA).
MISSION STATEMENT (Top) Promote the financial health of the City through professional collection, processing and investments of revenue.
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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.
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.
If you prefer to make your payment by phone for Real Estate and Personal Property, call toll free 1-833-494-6018. For utility bills, parking tickets, C.L.A.S.S. Afterschool, call toll free 1-866-660-5185. For Real Estate and Personal Property tax payments, there is a fixed rate of $0.30 plus 2.5% added to all credit card transactions, and a flat fee of $1.50 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.