- Elected & Appointed Officials
Elected & Appointed Officials
Board of Supervisors
James City County is divided into 5 election districts, each of which is represented by a supervisor that serves on the governing board for a period of 4 years. Supervisors are elected by their voters in each district. Current terms are staggered with representatives from Roberts, Stonehouse, and Berkeley Districts being elected 1 year and representatives from Powhatan and Jamestown Districts being elected 2 years later. The Board of Supervisors passes all laws and determines all policies which govern the County. It appoints a county administrator, most boards and commissions, appropriates funds for County operations and generally oversees all County functions.
Boards, Commissions & Other Agencies
Find out about the boards and commissions serving James City County.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
The Clerk of the Circuit Court is a constitutional Official and is elected by the voters of the City of Williamsburg and County of James City. The Clerk is the custodian of the Circuit Court records and handles administrative matters of the Circuit Court. Several of the services provided by the Clerk's Offices are: record land records and plats; probate wills; process notary public applications; issue marriage licenses; record military discharge forms (DD-214) and assumed business names.
Commissioner of the Revenue
The Commissioner of Revenue is responsible for assessing all personal property, this office registers cars, trucks, motor homes, trailers, motorcycles, boats, and airplanes, as well as registers mobile homes for tax purposes. Responsibilities also include issuing business licenses, assessing business personal property, machinery and tools, and administering food and beverage and transient occupancy tax. The Office assists taxpayers in filing of state income tax returns and reviews returns for errors, and assists with the filing of estimated payments for the State, land use applications, and tax relief for the elderly and disabled.
The Commonwealth's Attorney jointly represents James City County and the City of Williamsburg and is responsible for the prosecution of all violations of State law in the County and the City.
Office of Elections
It is imperative that we ensure that every person that is eligible to register to vote is given the opportunity to register to vote, that every registered voter is given the opportunity to vote, and that every vote is counted.
The Williamsburg-James City County Public School Division is jointly operated by the City of Williamsburg and James City County.
The Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting all licenses, fees, and taxes rendered by the County and the proper accounting of all receipts, investing idle cash balances and maintaining all bank accounts used by the County and Joint School System. The Treasurer also collects State Fiduciary Income and State Estimated Income Taxes.