Master Commissioner of the Revenue
|“It is a great honor to serve you, the citizen, as your Commissioner of the Revenue. The focus of my office is to provide the level of service you expect and deserve. As Commissioner, I strive to ensure that all taxes are assessed in a fair and equitable manner. The purpose of this site is to provide necessary information for you. If you need additional information, please give me a call or email me at any time. My office maintains an open door policy and I look forward to meeting with you.” -Cathy
619 2nd Street, Room 161
Radford, VA 24141
-- Use 2nd Street/Courthouse entrance
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00
Cathy Flinchum, Commissioner
Cindy Olinger, Chief Deputy
Sue Smith, Deputy
Taxes Assessed by the Commissioner of the Revenue:
- Real estate tax
- Personal property tax
- Business personal property and machinery & tools tax
- Local business license tax
- Prepared food and beverage tax
- Transient lodging tax
- Cigarette tax
- Licensing/decal fee
Other duties and services provided by the Commissioner of the Revenue office:
- Real estate tax relief for the elderly and disabled
- Assistance with state tax return filing
- Processing state tax returns
- Certification of local bank franchise tax
- Certification of state motor vehicle rental tax to DMV
- Assisting the Board of Equalization with real estate assessments
- Certification of Personal Property Tax Relief
- Annual issuance of hunting licenses, fishing licenses, and temporary boat registrations
- Annual certification of land look
- Annual certification of personal property book
- Administer Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program for building preservation
- Administer Land Use Program
- A direct contact with the State Department of Taxation
The Commissioner of the Revenue is an elected Constitutional Officer whose duties are mandated by state law and local ordinance. The Commissioner of the Revenue is the chief assessing official of the locality. Our office is staffed by the Commissioner, Cathy Flinchum, and two deputies. This elected position was created in the Virginia Constitution to establish and protect the independent status of the office and to ensure that local tax revenues will be assessed by an officer who reports directly to you. We are a professional team that provides superior customer service with integrity, accuracy, and consistency of tax assessments. We are committed to serve and assist you!
|Income Tax filing deadlines:
Federal - April 15
State (VA) - May 1
Virginia State Income Tax Assistance:
Individuals who work or live in the City of Radford may contact our office for assistance with their Virginia state tax return. With our direct contact to the Department of Taxation, we can file accelerated returns electronically and provide refund status updates. Feel free to come in if you have questions or need assistance with completing your state tax return.
2013 Personal Property Verification forms are due back to our office by May 1st only if changes need to be made. Please review and update if needed to ensure accurate assessments.
Business Personal Property:
Returns are due in our office by May 1st.
New Business Registration:
Our office is now able to assist new businesses with online registration with the Department of Taxation.
The Commissioner of the Revenue assesses business license taxes on businesses conducted in the City of Radford, including home-based businesses.
Business licenses must be renewed by March 1st.
Tax Relief for the elderly:
Elderly or disabled homeowners may be eligible for a real estate exception if they are 65 or older, or permanently disabled and meet the financial criteria established by local ordinance. Veterans with a 100% service connected disability may also be eligible for exemption.
Certification and recertification are due by May 1st
Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries services:
The Commissioner of the Revenue office is a point of service for the Game & Inland Fisheries. Stop in to renew your hunting and fishing licenses, obtain your temporary boat registration certificate, and pick up information and regulation guides for hunting and fishing in Virginia.