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If the business is being operated in or from the Towns of Claremont, Dendron or Surry you will need to apply to that town for a business license; otherwise apply at the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office.
You may need to obtain approval from Planning and Zoning to operate your business at your chosen location. You may also be required to file your Fictitious Name at the Surry County Courthouse.
View the Register to Vote page for information.
Staff in the Registrar's Office can verify your registration or assist you in registering. Citizens may contact the office via the online contact us form or by calling 757-294-5213 for assistance.
Citizens may call the Registrar's Office at 757-294-5213 and staff will mail an application to you; or you may visit our office at 45 School Street in Surry, Virginia, to fill out an application in person. An application for an absentee ballot can also be downloaded directly from the State Board of Elections website. Persons who are registered in Surry County may vote by absentee ballot if they have a disability or illness, expect to be away on business, on vacation, attending college, employed outside the United States, or in the military.
The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Your polling location and address can be found on your voter card. You can also view the Precincts and Addresses (PDF). If you still are not sure, staff in the Registrar’s Office can provide that information by calling 757-294-5213.
Call 757-294-5292 and request a card to sign up for Instant Alert. Or visit the Honeywell Instant Alert page for more information.
The Evacuation Assembly Center (EAC) is located at L.P. Jackson Middle School at:
4255 New Design Road
Dendron, VA 23839
Citizens will be notified when the Center is open.
You should bring the following items to last a minimum of three days:
You should also bring blankets, pillows, sleeping bag, important documents, proper photo identification, portable radio, flashlight and batteries.
Contact the Department of Social Services by calling 757-294-5240 and request to be added to their special needs directory.
Motor vehicles are assessed using the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) guide. Boats are assessed using the ABOS Marine Blue book. Any personal property not listed in a recognized pricing guide will be assessed based on a percentage of the cost. Business property and machinery and tools are assessed using a percentage of the cost.
Motor vehicles having over 100,000 miles as of January 1, of each year may be given a high mileage deduction, Provided proof (copy of inspection slip, oil change record, etc.) is submitted to the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office on or before May 1 of each year. Proof must include the vehicle identification number (VIN) and mileage.
The proof must be submitted each year in order to be given the current high mileage discount listed in the mileage table of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) book. The discount does not apply to motorcycles, motor homes or large trucks and will not exceed 40% of the current NADA value.
View the Tax Relief/Exemptions page for information.
You will need to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as well as the Commissioner of the Revenue. Surry County does not prorate personal property, so you will still be liable for the full year's tax. Per Virginia Code Section 58.1-3511 "the situs for vehicles with a weight of 10,000 pounds or less registered in Virginia but normally garaged, docked or parked in another state shall be the locality in Virginia where registered."
You will need to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as well as the Commissioner of the Revenue. Surry County does not prorate personal property, so you will not be liable for taxes for the year you move into Surry County or purchase a vehicle during the year. If you were in another Virginia locality on January 1 of the year you may be taxed by that locality for the year.
View the Active Duty Military Personal Property Tax page for information.
County solid waste collection sites are open . . .
All of the tax rates are set by the Surry County Board of Supervisors, usually in May or June of each year when the annual budget is adopted.