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Franklin D. Edmondson, MCR
Commissioner of the Revenue
City Hall Building
801 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA. 23704
(757) 393-8771


Office of the Commissioner of The Revenue
Mission Statement


We are the chief tax assessor, both individual and commercial, for the City of Portsmouth.

We are here to ensure the equitable assessment and proper compliance of all state and local tax codes as they pertain to personal property, state income, business licenses, food, alcohol, lodging, amusement and short term rental taxes.

Being a constitutional office and elected by the people, we value accuracy, helpfulness, courtesy, respect, integrity and fairness to the public.

We provide these services for the Citizens of Portsmouth and to aid in the continued growth of our community.

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