City Treasurer

Please see below for information on Tax Payments:

  • (24 hours)
  • Phone:1-877-248-7615 (24 hours)
  • Papaya Payments: Pay with a picture in seconds! Search Papaya Payments in the App Store.
  • Portsmouth Connect: Download the Portsmouth Connect app to make a mobile payment.
  • City Treasurer’s Office: Using the 24-hour Drop Boxes located at Columbia Street, next to City Hall and at the Churchland Branch, 4934 High Street West
  • QR Code: Scan the QR code on your bill
  • Mail to:  Portsmouth City Treasurer
                  801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704

The Treasurer’s Office was established and is governed by the Constitution of Virginia.   

Duties & Responsibilities

The range of the Treasurer's duties encompass the collection of state and local funds, the disbursement and investment of local funds, and the accounting of those funds.

The Treasurer is responsible for the receipt, deposit, investment, reconciliation, safekeeping, and disbursement of funds.  The Treasurer is the Chief Investment Officer for the City, working with the Finance Department and the banking community for the highest and safest return on investments.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Treasurer's Office is to serve the public in a courteous and efficient manner in the performance of duties.  All citizens are to be treated with respect and in a professional manner.  Excellent customer service for all citizens is the standard.
  ~Paige D. Cherry