Commissioner of the Revenue

***Important public notice from the Commissioner of the Revenue***
The 2022 Personal Property Tax Relief discount amount will be 28.80% on qualifying vehicles. Qualifying vehicles are vehicles that are for Personal Use only. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Irby at 434-946-9310.

Welcome to the Commissioner of the Revenue's department. Listed below are the services this office offers the citizens of Amherst County.
The Commissioner of the Revenue is a locally elected Constitutional Officer responsible for administering all local taxes. The Commissioner is also the Chief FOIA officer for the office.  It is the duty and an honor for the Commissioner of the Revenue to serve the citizens of Amherst County. The Commissioner of the Revenue's office provides forms regarding: 

    1. Personal Property Tax
    2. Business Personal Property Tax
    3. Machinery & Tools Tax
    4. Business License Tax
    5. Meals Tax
    6. Lodging Tax
    7. Real Estate Tax Relief for the Elderly or Disabled
 The Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for assessing property, and the Treasurer is responsible for collecting all taxes. Any questions concerning the assessment need to be addressed by our office, while billing and payment questions need to be addressed by the Treasurer's office at 434-946-9318.

Information on various property and taxes are available below:

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Jane Irby, Commissioner of the Revenue/Chief FOIA Officer
Commissioner of the Revenue Office
100 Goodwin St
P.O. Box 719, Amherst, VA 24521
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  • Phone: (434) 946-9310
  • Fax: (434) 946-9312
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  • Office Hours:
    8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
    Monday - Friday