Virginia's city and county Treasurers are the chief financial officers for their localities, collection taxes and local fees, and making payments on behalf of the local government. The Treasurer is responsible for every form of revenue which comes to his or her locality including:
Treasurers also manage the investment of local funds and maintain records of local finances.
The elected post of Treasurer was created in the Virginia Constitution of 1870. The Treasurer's independent status as an elected official ensures that local funds will be collected, invested and spent by an officer who reports directly to the people.