City Treasurer


Unclaimed Property Virtual Call Event:  The City Treasurer's Office will be hosting the 3rd Annual Discovery Day to give Virginia Beach citizens the opportunity to call in for personalized, one-on-one service with Virginia Department of Treasury staff to research and start a claim process.  This event will be held on May 12 & 13, 2021 from 10am to 4pm each day.  The toll free number to call will be shared closer to the event.  In the meantime, please visit to start your preliminarily search for unclaimed property.  Last year, out of 370 searches over $184,000 was recovered by Virginia Beach residents! 

OFFICE CLOSURE STATUS -  The City Treasurer’s Satellite Offices are all open with the exception of the Lynnhaven location.  The Lynnhaven Office opening will coincide with the Planning Departments opening, which has yet to be determined.  The Lynnhaven dropbox will continue to be picked up daily.  We have prepared strict sanitizing guidelines to protect the public and our employees.  We ask that you respect the 6 feet social distancing and face covering mandates still in effect.  Please continue to review all the options below to conduct business with the City Treasurer for your convenience:

TANGIBLE PROPERTY REFUNDS - To request interest on your tangible personal property refund, issued between 1/1/17 and 11/5/19, please complete this form: Request for Interest Refund on Tangible Property (VBT).pdf.   Questions can be submitted via phone at (757) 385-8142 or email at

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​Welcome! ​

I am Leigh Henderson, your City Treasurer. I am the custodian of all public monies of the City.  The primary purpose of my department is to maximize the collection of revenues on behalf of the City in a timely and efficient manner. I am also responsible to maximize return for all public funds invested by this office. 

​The overall functions of the office are, to a great extent, mandated by State and local legislation and the ability to carry out these mandates is limited by the availability of manpower and equipment.  It is the mission of the Office of the Treasurer to ensure economic vitality by the collection of revenue for the City of Virginia Beach and to support the mission of all other City Departments.

The legal authority for the Treasurer's duties and responsibilities is governed by the Constitution of Virginia, the Code of Virginia, Local Ordinances and charter provisions, case law, court decisions and opinions of the Attorney General.​ ​​​

​V. Leigh Henderson, Treasurer​​