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
Vehicle Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans
Effective January 1, 2021 the Virginia Code 58.1-3668 now allows for the exemption of one (1) motor vehicle used primarily by or for a veteran with a 100 percent service connected, permanent and total disability.
Apply if you can answer YES to the following questions:
- Has the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs listed you as service-connected, permanent and totally disabled?
- Are you a veteran who owns a motor vehicle?
- Is the vehicle used by or for the veteran?
In situations where the disabled veteran no longer has the ability to own or drive a vehicle, the Constitutional Amendment would allow for a spouse to solely own a qualifying vehicle.
If you answered YES to all three questions, please do the following to apply:
- Complete an initial application by July 1, 2021
- Provide Photo ID
- Provide a letter of approval for disability benefits from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs
- Certificate of Marriage (ONLY if qualifying vehicle is solely owned by the spouse)
- Wait to be notified. Once a determination of eligibility is made you will be contacted by phone or in writing.
Applications can be obtained online, by mail, or at 52 W. Main Street, Suite 200; Pulaski, Virginia 24301.
If you have questions please call our Personal Property Department at (540) 980-7750.
*FOR THOSE VETERANS ALREADY RECEIVING THE REAL ESTATE TAX EXEMPTION, CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (540) 980-7753 BEFORE COMPLETING AN APPLICATION.
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 14, 2021 Governor Northam’s Executive Order #79 references the CDC’s updated guidance from May 13, 2021 stating fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations. The Virginia Department of Health will have authority to enforce this Order.
Where required to wear a mask, the requirement does not apply if you have trouble breathing, if communicating with the deaf or hard of hearing, when temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to secure government services, or if you have a health condition or disability that prohibits wearing a face covering.
Click this link to review Executive Order #79 in its entirety: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-79-and-Order-of-Public-Health-Emergency-Ten-Ending-of-Commonsense-Public-Health-Restrictions-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus(COVID-19).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.
2021 Reassessment in Pulaski County is Now Complete
On March 22nd, 2021, the Board of Supervisors set the 2021 real estate tax rate at $0.74 per $100 of assessed value. Questions or concerns related to the tax rate should be made to your elected BOS member; their information can be found on the County website.
Appeals with the reassessment team (Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group) were completed December 9th, 2020. Hearings with the Board of Equalization concluded March 29th, 2021.
If you failed to appeal with either the reassessment team or the BOE, a final recourse exists by petitioning the Pulaski County Circuit Court (VA Code § 58.1-3370). For more information, please contact the County Assessor with the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office by phone at (540) 980-7753 or email at email@example.com The County Assessor, under the authority of VA Code § 58.1-3981, can make changes to the land records when factual errors exist. Your Property Record Card should be examined and any such errors promptly communicated to the Assessor. This may or may not result in an assessment change.
If the property owner believes changes by reassessment, the BOE, and/or the County Assessor are insufficient, their final appeal will need to be made with the Circuit Court (VA Code § 58.1-3984). They can be reached at (540) 980-7825 for more information on the legal requirements.
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.