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PHONE:  (540) 375-3019|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

Commissioner of the Revenue

PHONE:  (540) 375-3019|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
Online File and Pay is Now Available for 2023 Business License Renewals

We are pleased to announce that the City of Salem is now offering the option to file and pay for all Business License renewals online. Filings can be made by clicking here and entering the 5 or 6-digit account number and the last 4 digits of the federal ID/social security number associated with the business account. Account numbers can be found at the top left of your current business license or on the filing form that has been mailed to you. Please note the business account number is not the same as your business license number. Renewals may be filed online with or without paying at the time of submission.  If paying online, the payment must be made with a credit/debit card. The application and payment are due by March 1, 2023 to avoid a penalty regardless of site availability. Online filing is not available for Out of Area Contractors at this time.

Business License 2019


Personal Property: $3.40
Business Tangible Property: $3.40
Business Machinery & Tools: $3.20


Tax Payment Deadline for Personal Property and Business Tangible Property is May 31st
Business License renewal deadline is March 1st

Salem Welcomes New Businesses!

As the Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Salem it is our mission to serve our citizens with the outstanding service necessary to ensure they are left with a lasting positive impression of our entire office. It is the small things that matter and are remembered by the citizen. Our goal is to exceed the Citizens expectations of the office and thus gain their trust and support of the jobs that we do.

The Commissioner's office is responsible for implementing the tax policy decisions of Salem City Council. We are the checks and balances between the local government, Treasurer's Office and the citizens.

Kristie D. Chittum, MDCR :
Commissioner of the Revenue

Sidney C. Kuzmich, MDCR :
Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue, Business Tax Auditor, Business License, Bank Franchise Tax

Kelly L. Dusenberry,
Personal Property, Business Tangible Property, Fiduciary Taxes

Rose M.
Personal Property, Boats, Public Service Tax, Outside Contractor Licenses

Kristina R. Guilliams :
Business License, Mobile Homes, Income Tax, RE Tax Freeze, Veterans Tax Relief

The Commissioner of the Revenue's Office is responsible for a variety of tasks including: