The Department of Finance is currently open for in-person services by appointment only. Online, phone and mail services are encouraged. If you require in-person assistance, please call the Department of Finance at 757-926-3929 to schedule an appointment.
The Payroll Division is primarily responsible for the following:
Overseeing and coordinating all aspects of payroll services to the City of Newport News employees and retirees
Maintains accurate information necessary to administer payroll payments to all city employees and retirees
Ensuring that all city and retired employees receive accurate and timely paychecks net of the appropriate payroll deductions
Posts, maintains, and processes payments for tax liens, garnishments, and child support
Printing and distributing all city paychecks as well as direct deposit statements
Properly reporting and printing all city employee W-2 statements and city retiree 1099-R statements
The City of Newport News successfully transitioned to a biweekly pay frequency beginning April 1, 2017. Employees are paid every other Friday. View the 2022 Payroll Calendar.
A list of Deduction Codes that appear on pay stubs and their descriptions is now available.
Garnishment and Lien - one time $10 processing fee per garnishment and lien