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PHONE:  (540) 375-3024|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |E-MAIL:
MAIL:  P.O. Box 869, Salem, VA 24153 |LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

Treasurer's Office

PHONE:  (540) 375-3024|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |E-MAIL:
MAIL:  P.O. Box 869, Salem, VA 24153 |LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153


Real Estate

1st Payment Due by Dec. 5
2nd Payment Due by June 5

Personal Property

Due May 31

Business License

Due March 1

Dog & Cat Licenses

Due January 31

Brief History of the office of Treasurer

The Office of the Treasurer was established in 1869 by the Constitution of Virginia. The Treasurer is an elected official and serves a term of four years. Responsibilities and duties encompass all activities related to the receipt and collection of revenue, the safekeeping and investment of revenue, and an accurate accounting for and the disbursement of revenue.

Salem Treasurer's Office

It is our goal to provide an efficient and professional approach in serving the citizens of Salem, while maintaining an attitude of respect and understanding. You will receive prompt and courteous information and assistance. We are committed to strive for excellence.

Danielle C. Crawford :

Responsibilities & Duties

The legal authority for the Treasurer's duties and responsibilities is governed by the Constitution of Virginia, the Code of Virginia, Local Ordinances and charter provisions, case law, court decisions and opinions of the Attorney General.

Collection Duties include:   

  • Billing and collection of current real estate and personal property taxes - Real estate taxes are billed in two halves. Current personal property taxes billed annually.
  • Admissions
  • Business Licenses
  • Dog/Cat Tags
  • Food and Beverage (Meals)
  • Transient Occupancy (Lodging)
  • The Billing and collection of Delinquent Real Estate and Personal Property taxes. Delinquent billings are prepared and mailed twice a year.
  • Pursuit of all other delinquent debt owed to the City of Salem.
  • State Income Tax

This office is audited each year by both an outside auditing firm for the City and by the Auditor of Public Accounts for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Treasurer's Office continues to maintain an average collection rate of better than 98 percent on delinquent taxes.