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Commissioner of the Revenue
122 East Main Street, Suite 103
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: (540)-586-7621
Fax: (540)-586-6943


Real Estate Only Inquiries:

(540) 586-7626 

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The Commissioner of the Revenue, located in the County Administration Building in midtown Bedford, is an elected Constitutional Official chosen by the voters of Bedford County and serves a four-year term in office. The Commissioner is the Chief Assessing Officer of local government.

Our mission is to serve the residents of Bedford County by offering tax services that are fair and equitable. Our local tax programs are administered to educate and assist the public in community tax assessment and involvement.

Julie Creasy is the Commissioner of the Revenue


Tax rates for current fiscal year

(begins July 1, 2017)

All assessments based on 100% of value

TYPE
EFFECTIVE RATE
IMPORTANT
DATES

Personal Property
Includes cars, boats, trailers, aircraft, business equipment, etc.

Business Furniture, Fixtures
& Equipment

$2.35 per $100 value (vehicles)

 

$1.70 per $100 value

Due
December 5

Real Estate $0.52 per $100
assessed value
First Half Payment
Due June 5
Second Half Payment
Due
December 5
Merchant's Capital
Retail and wholesale inventory
$0.22 per $100 value
Due
December 5
Machinery and Tools
Manufacturers only
$1.20 per $100 value
Due
December 5
Motor Vehicle Decals No longer issued --
Consumer Utility:
Electricity
(Residential)
10% of first $15
Included in
monthly bill
Consumer Utility:
Electricity
(Commercial/industrial)
10% of first $250 Included in
monthly bill
Consumer Utility:
Telephone
(Residential)
10% of first $10 Included in
monthly bill
Consumer Utility:
Natural Gas
(Residential)
10% of first $15
Included in
monthly bill
Consumer Utility:
Natural Gas
(Commercial/industrial)
10% of first $250
Included in
monthly bill

TAX RELIEF FOR THE ELDERLY

Persons 65 or older or permanently & totally disabled with annual household income under $37,500 and net worth less than $100,000 may be eligible for partial exemption of real estate taxes on their primary dwelling parcel. Annual application is required between January 2 through February 28.


STATE INCOME TAX

The Commissioner of the Revenue is linked with the Department of Taxation to allow direct entry of returns into the system. Locally filed returns are carefully screened for accuracy and keyed the same day for quick refunds. ( delete - Those with label changes may expect refund in 4-6 weeks.) The Commissioner's office provides assistance in the filing of Va. Individual Income Tax returns.