Board of Supervisors

All Board of Supervisors meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month

at 6:00 p.m. in the boardroom of the Grayson County Courthouse

Room 206, located at 129 Davis Street, Independence, VA 24348.

kenneth r belton

Supervisor

Kenneth R. Belton

Old Town District, Chair

Representing Grayson County on:

  • Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority
  • CLEOS 
  • Crossroads Institute Board
  • Eagle Bottom Housing Board
  • Emergency Services Director
  • Public Service Authority (PSA)
  • Rooftop of Virginia CAP
Mike Hash

Supervisor

Michael S. Hash

Providence District

Vice Chair

Representing Grayson County on:

  • Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority-Alternate
  • CSA Family Management Policy Team
  • Eagle Bottom Housing Board
  • Public Service Authority (PSA)
  • Twin County E911
Tom

Supervisor

Thomas R. Revels

Wilson District

Representing Grayson County on:

  • CSA Family Management Policy Team – Alternate
  • FQHC
  • Mt. Rogers Mental Health Community Services BoardPublic Service Authority (PSA) – Vice Chair
  • Rooftop of Virginia CAP – Alternate
John

Supervisor

John S. Fant

(Ret. US Army Colonel)

Supervisor at Large

Representing Grayson County on:

  • Ag Advisory Committee
  • Grayson County Senior Advocacy
  • Public Service Authority (PSA) – Chair
  • Rooftop of Virginia CAP – Alternate
  • The Wired Road Authority
  • Wythe-Grayson Regional Library
Brenda

Supervisor

Brenda R. Sutherland

Elk Creek District

Representing Grayson County on:

  • Ag Advisory Committee
  • CGG Solid Waste Authority
  • CLEOS – Alternate
  • District III Governmental Cooperative
  • FQHC
  • Galax/Grayson Ambulance Services Board
  • Mt. Rogers PDC Transportation Rural Technical Committee
  • Public Service Authority (PSA)
  • Social Services Board
Board of Equalization

FROM OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Hearing in second year of biennial assessment program.—Absent a local ordinance prohibiting such a determination, the board of equalization may hear and consider taxpayer complaints in the second year of a biennial assessment program.

See opinions of Attorney General to The Honorable Gene R. Ergenbright, Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Staunton, 02-111 (12/11/02).

More Information

58.1-3379. Hearing complaints and equalizing assessments.—The board shall hear and give consideration to such complaints and shall adjust and equalize such assessments and shall, moreover, be charged with especial duty of increasing as well as decreasing assessments, whether specific complaint be laid or not, if in its judgment, the same be necessary to equalize and accomplish the end that the burden of taxation shall rest equally upon all citizens of such county or city.In all cases brought before the board, there shall be a presumption that the valuation determined by the assessor is correct, and the board shall be advised that it is not necessary that the taxpayer show that the assessment is a result of manifest error or disregard of controlling evidence, but rather that the standard of proof is in accordance with section C. The burden of proof shall be upon a taxpayer seeking relief to show that the property in question is valued at more than its fair market value, that the assessment is not uniform in its application, or that the assessment is otherwise not equalized. In order to receive relief, the taxpayer must produce substantial evidence that the valuation determined by the assessor is erroneous and was not arrived at in accordance with generally accepted appraisal practice. Mistakes of fact, including computation, that affect the assessment shall be deemed not to be in accordance with generally accepted appraisal practice.The commissioner of the revenue or other local assessing officer of such county or city shall, when requested, attend the meetings of the board, without additional compensation, and shall call the attention of the board to such inequalities in real estate assessments in his county or city as may be known to him.Every board of equalization may go upon and inspect any real estate subject to adjustment or equalization by it. The burdens and standards set out in subsections B and C shall apply in hearings before the board and nothing contained in this section shall be construed to change or have any effect upon the burdens and standards applicable to applications to correct erroneous assessments filed with circuit courts pursuant to 58.1-3984 through 58.1-3987. (Code 1950, 58-904; 1984, c. 675; 2003, c. 1036.

Commissioner of Revenue

Grayson County Commissioner of Revenue

129 Davis Street, Room 203

PO Box 126

Independence, Virginia 24348

Local Phone: 276-773-2381

Toll Free Phone: 800-752-5117

Fax: 276-773-0444

More Information

The Commissioner of Revenue and Commissioners Office Employees

Larry Bolt, Commissioner of the Revenue

Morgan Billings, Deputy Clerk III

Amanda Funk, Deputy Clerk I

In the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office you may:

List personal property.

Have your Virginia Income taxes prepared.

Have your Virginia Income tax forms processed by computer thus avoiding mailing time.

Apply for tax relief program for the Elderly and Disabled.

Obtain Virginia and Federal Tax Forms.

Receive help with tax questions and issues.

Other Services Provided

The Commissioner of the Revenue yearly visits sites in our local area so that County residents may list their personal property at a local site, thus saving a trip to the County Offices.

Duties of the Commissioner of Revenue

The most important local duties of the commissioner of the revenue deal with the preparation of the real estate and personal property tax books and tax bills. The commissioner assesses the taxable value of machinery and tools and merchants’ capital, and assesses all county license taxes if applicable on businesses and professionals.

Term of Office

The Commissioner of the Revenue serves a four year term of office.

Click Here for Real Estate Tax Relief Program

Click Here for 2020 Return of Business Tangible Personal Property

Electoral Board

Grayson County Electoral Board Board Members:

Sarah C. Osborne – Chairperson

Charles T. Sturgill – Vice Chair

Gloria J. Price – Secretary of Electoral Board

Purpose of the Electoral Board:

The duty of the Electoral Board is to insure all elections are conducted fairly and impartially. It is the duty of the Registrar to provide for voter registration and voter education. The Registrar performs many electoral duties including managing efficient elections while protecting the integrity of the election process. The Constitution of Virginia requires the appointment of Electoral Boards and Registrars. The Code of Virginia, Section 24.2-114 defines the duties and powers of the Registrar. However, many other duties have evolved and are contained in various parts of Section 24.2 of the Code. Every city and county has a three member Electoral Board.


The following is a list of the main duties of your Electoral Board:

  • Appoints the General Registrar for your locality.
  • Appoints the Officers of Election for your locality.
  • Trains the officers of Election
  • Removes a General Registrar or Officer of Election who fails to discharge his or her duties.

Performs other duties assigned to it, including:

  • Purchasing and maintaining the voting equipment used in your city or county
  • Preparing your Ballots
  • Administering the absentee ballot process
  • Conducting the election
  • Certifying of the results of the election.

Planning & Community Development

Planning Commission

The Grayson County Planning Commission has been appointed by the Grayson County Board of Supervisors to develop land use policy through the development of the Grayson County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance. The Planning Commission assists with the development of the Comprehensive Plan which creates the “road map” or long term vision of Grayson County. The Comprehensive Plan is available at the Zoning Department or as a pdf at the bottom of this page. The Planning Commission will review Class I and Class II Subdivision Plans, Special Use Permit and Rezone requests. Special Use Permits, Rezones and changes to the Subdivision or Zoning Ordinances and Comprehensive Plan will also require a review by the Grayson County Board of Supervisors before final approval is granted.


The Planning Commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Grayson County Courthouse. At times when there is no business to be heard the Commission may not meet. Contact us if you need to confirm a meeting.

Members of Grayson County Planning Commission include: Chair Brian Walls, Vice-Chair Don Dudley, Dan Boyer, Robert Noblett, Lisa Hash, Charlie Ward, Michael Phipps, and George Whitaker.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Grayson County Board of Zoning Appeals is appointed by the Circuit Court to consider variances to the Grayson County Zoning Ordinance or to consider appeals of the Zoning Administrators decisions. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Grayson County Courthouse. Please call ahead if you need information about the meeting.

Members of the Board of Zoning Appeals include: Chair Dennis Cox, Vice-Chair Gary Ballard, Marie Kivett, Ron Davis, Elizabeth “Betsy” Shearin, and Tony Goodman. We look forward to assisting You. Please contact us with any questions

Helpful Links

Real Estate Office

Grayson County Real Estate Office

129 Davis Street, Suite 203

PO Box 126

Independence, Virginia 24348

Local Phone: (276) 773-2022

Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Individual real estate records provide: Legal description

Location of the property

Ownership information

Property transfer information Improvement on or to the property Sketch of buildings

The next reassessment will be effective January 1, 2014.

Web link:

www.webgis.net

www.Vamanet.com (fee subscription)

Our office is always open, with information and help, when you need it. Our top priority is to maintain good public relations with the taxpayers.The Code of Virginia (Title 58.1-3201) provides for the assessment of real property at 100% of fair market value. Fair market value is the probable amount a property would sell for today if exposed to the market for a reasonable period.

The actions of buyers and sellers establish value in the real estate market. Comparable sales information is used as a basis for the assessment of individual properties after the sales are carefully analyzed.

Items and services provided by the office include Alphabetical listing of ownership of property; numerical listing of ownership of property; tax maps (maps showing a basic outline of each piece of property in the County); and tax card on each piece of property.

The office is currently responsible for maintaining data files containing 17,706 parcels with a taxable base of $1,885,694,300. Property taxes are necessary to equitably distribute the tax burden among all property owners based upon the market value of their property. Properties are appraised so that some of the costs associated with providing services, such as public education, fire and police protection, roads and utilities, can be allocated to property owners in proportion to the market value of their individual properties.

Senior Advisory Council

We are a group of ordinary citizens who volunteered and were appointed by the Grayson County Board of Supervisors to explore the impact of the rapid aging of the county’s population, identify currently available and missing services, and make strategy recommendations to the Board which would improve the quality of life of its seniors. This committee meets on the 4th Friday of each month (weather permitting) at 2pm. The meetings are open to the public.

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Information Technology Department

The Grayson County Information Technology Department strives to leverage and offer the best and latest hardware and infrastructure technology for Grayson County.  The goal of the Grayson County IT Department is to provide reliable, responsive solutions to enhance the delivery of county government services and ensure the availability, integrity, and security of vital government data which facilitates commerce and enhances the quality of life in our community.

Carl H. Caudill II

Director of IT/Economic Development/GIS

ccaudill@graysoncountyva.gov

276-773-2471

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Grayson County Resident Alert System

Grayson County WebGIS

The WebGIS provides the Grayson County Zoning Map, the FEMA Floodplain layer and other useful information. Please make sure the layers are turned on by checking the boxes after you select the Layers tab, the Legend will provide the Zoning Color Codes to determine your Zone District.