T. Scott Harris
Commissioner of Revenue
The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is a constitutional
office of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the County of Hanover.
The Commissioner is locally elected every four years and is the
chief tax authority for the locality from which they are elected.
The Commissioner is responsible for maintaining real estate ownership
information and for overseeing the Tax Relief Program and the Land
Use Program. The Commissioner is also responsible for accurately
assessing all personal and business property, and for overseeing
the State income tax filing process in Hanover County.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HANOVER COUNTY CITIZENS REGARDING VEHICLES
On April 13, 2011, the Hanover County Board of Supervisors approved a change in the County Code which eliminated the Hanover County
Decal. Citizens no longer are required to display the Hanover County Vehicle Decal on their windshields.
This change in the County Code did NOT eliminate the vehicle filing requirement. If you purchase a vehicle or are a new
resident, you are required by Hanover County Code to register the vehicle within 60 days of the date of purchase or the move in date to the county.
If you do not register withing the 60 day time period, you will incur a Late Filing Penalty of 5% of the tax or $10, whichever is greater.
Please do not hesitate to call our office at (804) 365-6129 should you have questions.
COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE OFFERS ONLINE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES
Hanover County citizens wishing to register motor vehicles with the Commissioner of
Revenue's office may now do so online. In a continuing effort for improved customer service
we have developed an
online registration form to assist taxpayers in properly registering their motor
vehicles. The new form includes questions regarding vehicles sold or disposed of by the
taxpayer that will allow us to ensure accurate personal property billing in the fall.
Once you have completed the registration form, the information will be transmitted to
office via email. The vehicle registration information and any information related to
vehicle disposals will be entered into the tax administration software system by our
We are committed in our efforts to continue offering improvements and opportunities for you
to interact with our office at your convenience. Please do not hesitate to call our office
should you have questions or suggestions.
The mission of the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is
to serve the citizens of Hanover County by:
- Fairly and equitably identifying and assessing all sources of
revenue to which the County is entitled according to the laws
of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the County of Hanover.
- Actively advocating and promoting programs to minimize the tax
burden on our citizens, and assisting taxpayers in participating
in tax reduction programs.
- Providing taxpayers with accurate and useful information concerning
- Providing County officials with accurate and useful information
from which decisions can be made to best serve the citizens of
- Providing efficient, effective and courteous service in a timely
manner to the citizens of Hanover County.
County office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Extended hours may be offered at various times during the year.
The Commissioner's Office is located at the Hanover County Courthouse
Complex in the Wickham Building. The Real Estate Department is in
Room 107 and the Personal Property Department is in the former Board
Room. The complex is located on State Route 301, just south of the
intersection of State Route 54 and Route 301. Click
here for a map.
The Commissioner and his staff are here to assist you. If you don't
find the information you need on this site, please contact our office.
T. Scott Harris
Carol A. Kaplan
Amy W. Johnson
|Deputy Commissioner & Auditor - Business Property
|Real Estate Department
|Personal Property Department
|| (804) 365-6129
|Business Property Department
|Fax Number (Real Estate)
|| (804) 365-6111
|Fax Number (Personal Property)
|| (804) 365-6101