Tax & License Information

Personal Property Tax


Personal property taxes on automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and trailers are assessed by the Commissioner of the Revenue. The taxes are prorated on a monthly basis. The tax rate, as set by the Suffolk City Council, is $4.25 per $100 of valuation. The due date for personal property taxes is December 5. Any questions regarding the personal property tax should be addressed to the Commissioner of the Revenue 757-514-4260.

Business & Professional Licenses


All business and professional operations must purchase a license before operating in the City of Suffolk. Business licenses are due March 1 of each year and are sold by the Commissioner of the Revenue after a zoning clearance has been issued by Planning and Community Development. Questions regarding zoning should be addressed to Planning and Community Development.

Real Estate Tax


Questions regarding real estate taxes should be addressed to the City Real Estate Assessor.

Sales Tax


Questions about sales taxes should be addressed to the Virginia Department of Taxation.