Caroline County Treasurer's Office - About Us
Elizabeth B. Curran
P.O. Box 431
Bowling Green, VA 22427
212 North Main Street
Bowling Green, VA. 22427
MISSION STATEMENT: To provide accurate, efficient, fair and courteous service to the taxpayers by observing standard office procedures in accordance with the Code of Virginia and the Code of Caroline County and to record, report, and invest revenues in an accurate and expeditious manner.
Since 1870, the Virginia Constitution has required that the post of Treasurer be an elected office, making the local Treasurer accountable directly to the citizens.
The Treasurer is responsible for collecting revenues in the form of taxes and fees. These revenues include:
- Real estate taxes
- Permit fees
- Personal property taxes
- State income taxes
- License taxes, E-911 and utility taxes
Revenues transmitted from other sources, such as sales and use taxes from the State or grants received from the Federal government, are delivered directly to the Treasurer's office. The Treasurer maintains the County's bank accounts and invests any idle cash balances in secure investments that allow the County to make the best possible use of available cash resources. The Treasurer takes action to collect revenues that are due to the County including supervising the use of legal action that may be necessary to compel payment.
The Treasurer disburses funds in payment of claims against the County in compliance with the Code of Virginia and as budgeted, authorized and directed by the Board of Supervisors. The Treasurer must manage the County's available cash balances to ensure that adequate funds are on hand to pay claims as they come due.
The Treasurer collects and receives taxes and other payments due to the State of Virginia from local citizens. Such payments are reported and transmitted to the State Treasury on a regular basis. The State reimburses localities for a share of the Treasurer's compensation and the cost of the Office's staff and operating expenses.
The Treasurer reports on the finances of the County to the Board of Supervisors on a monthly basis.
The Treasurer also works closely with the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office to provide a DMV Select location to Caroline County.
Since 1992, Elizabeth B. Curran (Beth) has served as our County Treasurer. A local native to Caroline, Beth grew up in Bowling Green and continues to live here with her husband and three grown children. She is the third generation of her family in public service to county residents. Her grandfather, Richard Beale, served as the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Caroline and her father, Dick Beale, served as Mayor of Bowling Green. In 1977, Beth received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia. In 2000, she earned her Master Governmental Treasurer certification from the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Beth is a member of the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia, where she has served as the 2004-2005 President, as well as on several committees including the Education, Legislative and as a Liaison to the Compensation Board. Beth was awarded Treasurer of the Year in 2008 from the Treasurers' Association of Virginia. Beth enjoys her work in the Treasurer’s Office and helping the citizens of Caroline County.