Government and Taxes


Government

FiremenDANVILLE
www.danville-va.gov
Danville is governed by nine council members, elected at large for four-year staggered terms. The City Council appoints a City Manager, a City Attorney, a City Clerk, and various boards and commissions.  Members of City Council elect a Mayor and Vice Mayor.  The City Manager, chief administrator of the City’s affairs, handles municipal business.


PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY
www.pittgov.org
Pittsylvania County is managed by a County Administrator who reports to a seven-member Board of Supervisors who are elected by districts for four-year terms.  The Board of Supervisors appoints various boards and commissions.  Members of the Board of Supervisors elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman.


THE TOWN OF CHATHAM
www.chatham-va.gov
The Town of Chatham is managed by an elected mayor and a six-member Town Council with the support of a Public Works Director.  Council members are elected at large for four-year terms.


THE TOWN OF GRETNA
www.townofgretna.org
The Town of Gretna is managed by a town manager who reports to a seven-member Town Council.  Council members are elected for four-year terms.


THE TOWN OF HURT
The Town of Hurt is managed by a town manager who reports to a seven-member Town Council.  Council members are elected for four-year terms.


PHONE NUMBERS
City of Danville: 434-799-5100
Pittsylvania County: 434-432-7700
Town of Chatham: 434-432-9515
Town of Gretna: 434-656-6572
Town of Hurt: 434-324-4411

Taxes

2013 LOCAL TAXES

Real Estate:   Tax Rate/$100
(Market Value)
City of Danville:   .73
Pittsylvania County:   .56
Town of Chatham:   .22
Town of Gretna:   .17
Town of Hurt:   .14

Machinery & Tools:  Tax Rate/$100
(Percentage of Original Cost)
City of Danville:                  1.50
   @ 20% - first 10 years
   @ 10% - 11 - 15 years
   @  2% - 16+ years 
Pittsylvania County @ 10%:   4.50

Automobiles & Trucks:  Tax Rate/$100
(Market Value)
City of Danville:   3.00
Pittsylvania County 8.75
Town of Chatham:   4.50
Town of Gretna:   2.00
Town of Hurt:   2.50

General Sales Tax
5% (state: 4% and local: 1%)