Commissioner of the Revenue

Gerald H. Gwaltney

Welcome to the Commissioner of the Revenue’s web page. This site provides important information about the taxes administered by the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office. Our experienced staff is available to assist you either on-line, by phone, or in person when you  come to the courthouse.

We are constantly striving to serve our taxpayers in the best way possible. Please give us feedback on what you like or improvements that you would like to see on our website. Our contact information is  listed below and we look forward to hearing from you.

         “The most sacred of the duties of a government {is} to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.”  –  Thomas Jefferson


  2019 General Reassessment Values – Effective July 1, 2019   

Click here for online Real Estate Assessment information

As required by state law, Isle of Wight County has conducted a General Reassessment of Real Estate.  All real property was assessed at “fair market value.”  The reassessment is effective as of July 1, 2019.  The Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, who was contracted by the Board of Supervisors, conducted the reassessment.

A property owner has the right to appeal their property tax assessment.  The burden of proof, however, will be on the taxpayer to prove why they should have their assessment changed.  Just saying, “My taxes are too high,” is not sufficient.  The following may happen on an appeal:  the assessed value may be raised; it may be lowered; or it may remain the same.

You may appeal by the following processes:

  1. The Administrative Review hearings were held April 8 – April 12, 2019 and are now closed.
  2. Taxpayers may appeal to the Board of Equalization by submitting a new application (see below).  The Board meets for one year beginning July 1 of the reassessment year to the following June 30 of the next calendar year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).
  3. At any time, the taxpayer may petition the Isle of Wight County Circuit Court for judicial review.  The Code of Virginia provides all property owners the opportunity to appeal an unfair reassessment through the Circuit Court system within four years of the effective date of the reassessment (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2023).

Application to the Board of Equalization (click here).

Scheduled Public Hearing Dates

Public Hearing Dates Application Receipt Date
July 16, 2019 May 31, 2019
August 20, 2019 June 26, 2019
October 22, 2019 August 23, 2019
November 19, 2019 September 30, 2019
January 21, 2020 November 29, 2019
March 17, 2020 January 24, 2020

Submission of Applications are accepted until May 1, 2020 and will be accepted by the following methods:

  1. Mail: P. O. Box 114, Isle of Wight, VA  23397
  2. Fax:  757-356-9731
  3. Email:
  4. Walk-in:  COR Office, 17090 Monument Cir., Ste 113, Isle of Wight, VA  23397


Contact Information            

Main Line:  757-365-6222              Fax: 757-356-9731            Income Tax: 757-365-6301        

Business Tax: 757-365-6321         Real Estate 757-365-6219                                                   Hours: M – F, 8:30  – 5:00


Mailing Address:                               Physical  Address:

P.O. Box  107                                               17090 Monument Circle, Suite 113   

Isle of Wight, VA 23397                         Isle of Wight, VA 23397 




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