Commissioner of the Revenue
The Constitution of Virginia introduced taxation of “all” property in 1851. As a result, taxation is the rule in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and exemption is the exception. It also specifies that taxation shall be controlled by the General Assembly and identified in the Code of Virginia. It is the duty of the Pulaski County Commissioner of the Revenue Office to follow the Code and Constitution of Virginia in addition to local ordinances when assessing real estate, personal property, business and miscellaneous taxes. We also assist in the preparation and filing of Virginia individual income tax returns. It is our mission to uniformly assess all property in Pulaski County while serving its citizens with integrity and respect.
Forms and Applications
In an effort to maintain the safety and health of our employees and community members several options are made available to assist customers remotely but if you need to come in the office for help, please keep the following national recommendations in mind to prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus:
- Stay at least 6 feet from other people
- Use hand sanitizer to disinfect hands
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or face covering when coughing or sneezing
Do I have to wear a mask if I come to the office?
Effective Friday, May 29, 2020 Governor Northam’s Executive Order #63 requires face coverings for patrons aged 10 and over when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside state or local government buildings when accessed for the purpose of securing public services.
The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply if you have trouble breathing, when temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to secure government services, or if you have a health condition that prohibits wearing a face covering.
Click this link to review Executive Order #63 in its entirety: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-63-and-Order-Of-Public-Health-Emergency-Five---Requirement-To-Wear-Face-Covering-While-Inside-Buildings.pdf
How may I receive help from the Commissioner's office without entering the building?
Please access additional information from our webpage at: www.pulaskicounty.org/commissioner-of-the-revenue.html.
We remain committed to providing you with essential services and appreciate your understanding during this time.
Board of Equalization
A real estate reassessment is required by law to take place at minimum, every six years. One of the steps to this process is assembling a Board of Equalization (BOE) to ascertain that values in a reassessment are equitable for like properties. The Pulaski County Circuit Court appoints these citizens to serve the County for this particular assessment process. Once appointed, board members will be undertaking mandatory training and subsequently once all the prerequisites have been met, they will be able to begin to hear and process citizens’ appeals. You may contact the Pulaski County Commissioner of Revenues’ Office at (540) 980-7753 to learn more about this process.
The BOE will determine and advertise hearing dates in the local newspaper, on the Pulaski County website at www.pulaskicounty.org, and in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office at 52 West Main Street in Pulaski, Virginia. In any appeal to the BOE concerning an assessment of residential property, Section 58.1-3331 of the Code of Virginia requires owners with less than four residential units be given a 45 day notice prior to their hearing date. These owners will have the option to request a hearing date earlier than 45 days from the date the appeal is made by signing a waiver agreeing to waive the required 45 day notice in advance of their hearing date. Keep in mind the burden of proof is on the appellant taxpayer.
Questions concerning an appeal can be sent to email@example.com.
Please note that this is the first time a BOE has convened during a federal, state and local declaration of emergency due to a global pandemic, so there may be some logistical nuances that may need to be worked through in order to safely and effectively process all the hearings. We would respectfully request your continued patience.
Commissioner of the Revenue's Office Goes Live
The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is excited to announce that the Real Estate property records are now more accessible on the Pulaski Counties web site, www.pulaskicounty.org. This information will be updated January 1 and through the year as the Clerk’s office diligently records the changes in the property.
Property record cards of the County’s more than 30,177 taxable properties may be accessed from the Real Estate Assessment Card Search Gateway via “Property Card” and the Commissioner of the Revenue’s links on the County web site. This information is updated with up-to-date data from the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office as received from the Clerk’s Office.
Realtors and appraisers frequently request information from the parcel cards to review comparable properties, assessed value and check property detail such as number of rooms and square footage. Other property details also available are dwelling description, most recent sale and building improvements.
The online database may be searched by owner’s name, address, parcel identification number, description, or sales price range. Realtors, property owners and others previously had to call the County’s Real Estate Office for this information. Now this information will be available at any time of day, night, weekends or holidays at no charge to anyone.
The County’s web site also offers mapping and Real Estate information through the IGIS portal. In addition, mapping layers show roads, railroads, major water features, polling places and precincts, zoning, boundaries and more. Aerial photos are available from the reassessment version of the IGIS website.
This will be live effective Monday, August 21, 2017. For more details or to request property information, contact the Real Estate Office at 540-980-7753. I am happy to provide this service to the citizens of Pulaski County. We will also continue to serve you in the Commissioner’s Office if you would rather come in.