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Williamsburg Commissioner of the Revenue

Post Date:04/17/2017 1:08 PM

The Commissioner of the Revenue is a Constitutional Officer set forth in the Constitution of Virginia and is an elected official chosen directly by the citizens of Williamsburg to serve a four-year term. The Commissioner is the Chief Assessing Officer for the city.

Duties of the office include:

  1. Registering motor vehicles and other property for local taxation.
  2. Assessing personal property taxes.
  3. Administering and assessing local business taxes, including business licenses, business personal property, cigarette taxes, machine & tool taxes.
  4. Assisting in the preparation of Virginia Individual Income Tax returns.
  5. Receiving and processing the first Virginia Estimated Income Tax voucher for all city residents.

After serving as the City’s Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue for 10 years and then as Commissioner of the Revenue for the past 16 years, Judy Nightengale Fuqua has decided not to seek office again. “I have really enjoyed being a public servant and assisting taxpayers. For me, there was something very gratifying in helping someone and sending them away satisfied, and I will miss that,” said Fuqua. “I thank all the City employees and the local Commissioners for their kindness and support over the past 26 years.”

City of Williamsburg residents interested in running as an independent candidate for Commissioner of the Revenue are required meet specific qualifications and to file paperwork including a petition of qualified voters. The deadline is June 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Detailed information can be found at The election will take place on November 7, 2017. The City’s Voter Registrar’s Office is available to answer any questions regarding the upcoming election. They can be reached at (757) 220-6157.