City Treasurer


OFFICE REOPENING -  The City Treasurer's Office will be reopened to the public on Monday, June 15, 2020 with the exception of our Lynnhaven location.  The Lynnhaven Office opening will coincide with the Planning Departments opening, which has yet to be determined.  The Lynnhave 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:

WAIVER DATE FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE TAXES - City Council has approved an ordinance to suspend late payment penalty and interest for failure to pay real estate and personal property taxes, normally due on June 5th, 2020 until Monday, August 3, 2020. 

TRUSTEE TAX PENALTIES - Please see the below for guidance on what City Council passed April 7th in regards to Trustee Late Payment Penalties for meals, admissions, & lodging taxes only: 

  • No penalty for March 1-31 (due April 20th) until June 19th
  • No penalty for April 1-30 (due May 20th) until July 19th  
  • No penalty for May 1-31 (due June 20th) until August 19th   

Please also review the Commissioner of Revenues website for important information on Tax Rate changes.       

TRUSTEE PAYMENT PLANSThe City Treasurer's Office is offering payment plans to assist businesses in overcoming financial hardship during the Covid-19 state of emergency.  Please see our Trustee page for detailed information.

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​​