Cigarette Tax

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*Effective July 1, 2014, the tax rate for cigarette stamps will be $0.55.*






According to City Code Sec. 30-451, a cigarette tax of $0.55 is assessed on all cigarette packages sold in the City of Charlottesville. This tax may be paid by the seller or the distributor, by evidence of a stamp affixed to each package.


These stamps are available from the Treasurer’s Office and are provided in two applications:


  • Single Sheet adhesive stickers (sheet of 100)
    Cigarette Stamps 1

  • Heat applied stamps (roll of 30,000)
    Cigarette Stamps 2


Vendors are permitted a 5% discount of the tax amount to cover the costs incurred in affixing the stamps to each package.


Please contact our office at 434-970-3146 or for more information.


Orders may be placed using the following form.