City Treasurer

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Mission Statement

Promote the financial health of the City through professional collection, processing and investments of revenue.

Vision Statement

We are a step ahead in providing innovative payment, collection, and investment solutions.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

Additional revenues collected under the direct supervision of the Treasurer include: 

  • Business licenses
  • Cigarette taxes
  • Gas, water and sewer consumption-based fees
  • Meals and lodging taxes
  • Parking ticket fines
  • PPTRA revenue
  • Receipts of State collected revenues and taxes
  • Trash stickers and annual trash decals;
  • Vehicle license fees
  • Zone parking permits
  • Other various city fees and permits

Cash Management & Investment

The City Treasurer’s office is charged with the design of 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
  • Reporting all investment activities

Disbursements

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.

City of Charlottesville Retirement Commission

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.