PHONE: (804) 462-7920
FAX: (804) 462-7591

The Commisioner of the Revenue is a state constitutional officer who is elected to serve a four year term by the voters. The Commissioner is chief assessing officer of a locality. George E. "Sonny" Thomas, Jr. took office on January 1, 1996 and is responsible for serving the citizens of Lancaster County by:

1. Assessing real estate values for taxation

2. Assessing personal property values for taxation (which includes boats & vehicles)

3. Assisting citizens with filing their Virginia income taxes

4. Serving as a resource for the County Steering Committee

5. Administering Real Estate relief for the Elderly and Disabled

6. Administering the Land Use Program

7. Administering public services taxes, bank franchise taxes and rolling stock taxes

As reperesentatives of the government of Lancaster County and the Commonwealth of Virginia, we strive to fairly and accurately assess values in accordance with the Code of Virginia. We serve as a storehouse of information for our county and her citizens. We constantly attend training schools so as to improve our abilities and to better serve our community. If we can serve your needs please call.

The Treasurer's Office Page provides more information regarding fees, tax rates and deadlines.

Land Records Database

The old land records database has been replaced by Lancova GIS, an online mapping system which includes digital tax maps and parcel-specific database information along with overlays for zoning and voting districts. This system has recently been updated to include property transfers and map changes through December 2009.

Board of Equalization Meeting Dates

Pursuant to Section 58.1-3331(E) of the Code of Virginia, public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for the County of Lancaster will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of inequalities, including errors in acreage. Upon hearing such complaints, either oral or written, the Board will give consideration AND INCREASE, DECREASE OR AFFIRM such real estate assessments. Before a change can be granted, the taxpayer or his agent must overcome a clear presumption in favor of the assessment. The taxpayer or agent must provide substantial evidence that the assessment of the property is not uniform with the assessments of other similar properties or that the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value.

Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes to minimize waiting. To appear before the Board of Equalization, please call Crystal Whay at 804-462-5124, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held in the Board Meeting Room of the Lancaster County Administration Building. The dates and times are:

March 20, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
March 22, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
March 27, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

By order of the Lancaster County Board of Equalization

Downloadable Tax Forms

State and federal tax forms, instructions and other publications are available for download.

State tax forms, provided by the Virginia Department of Taxation, are PDF files viewable with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Federal tax forms, provided by the Internal Revenue Service are available in a number of formats including PDF.

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