About the Treasurer

Since 1870, the Virginia Constitution has required that the post of Treasurer be an elected office, making the local Treasurer accountable directly to the citizens. The Treasurer is responsible for collecting revenues in the form of taxes and fees. These revenues include:

  • Personal Property Taxes
  • Real Estate Taxes
  • Permit Fees
  • State Income Taxes
  • Dog Licenses, Business Licenses, E 911
  • Utility Taxes

The purpose of the Treasurer's Office is to provide accurate, efficient, fair, and courteous service to the taxpayers by observing standard office procedures in accordance with local and state codes and to record, report, and invest revenues in an accurate and prompt manner.

Revenues transmitted from other sources, such as sales and use taxes from the State or grants received from the Federal government, are delivered directly to the Treasurer's office. The Treasurer maintains the County's bank accounts and invests any idle cash balances in secure investments that allow the County to make the best possible use of available cash resources. The Treasurer takes action to collect revenues that are due to the County including supervising the use of legal action that may be necessary to compel payment. The Treasurer disburses funds in payment of claims against the County in compliance with the Code of Virginia and as budgeted, authorized, and directed by the Board of Supervisors. The Treasurer must manage the County's available cash balances to ensure that adequate funds are on hand to pay claims as they come due. The Treasurer collects and receives taxes and other payments due to the State of Virginia from local citizens. Such payments are reported and transmitted to the State Treasury on a regular basis. The State reimburses localities for a share of the Treasurer's compensation and the cost of the Office's staff and operating expenses. The Treasurer reports on the finances of the County to the Board of Supervisors on a monthly basis.

Halifax County Tax Rates for 2022

  • $0.50 per $100 value for real estate
  • $3.85 per $100 value for personal property
  • $1.26 per $100 value for machinery and tools (based on 50% of original capitalization costs)

Secure Online Payments

View and choose Tax Payment Options on the Halifax County Treasurer Payment Portal

Fees for Payment: 

  • 2.19% convenience charge for credit cards
  • 1.79% convenience charge for debit cards
  • $0.20 flat fee charged for eCheck payments

Real Estate tax payments are due June 5 and December 5.
Personal Property tax payments are due December 5.
Machinery and Tools tax payments are due December 5.