Accounts Payable


Accounts Payable is primarily responsible for the following:

  • Processing purchase order invoices, vendor payments, wire payments, customer refunds and check requests in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Processing employee travel advances and reimbursements in accordance with the city policy.
  • Billing and collection of Accounts Receivable.
  • Providing accounts payable and travel training to City Departments.


Accounts Payable disburses payments daily. The City Department acquiring the goods or services must initially authorize payment of all invoices.


The City pays by invoice, not by statement. All vendors doing business with the City of Newport News are required to forward invoices to the following address:

City of Newport News
Accounts Payable/6th Floor
2400 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607

Payment Status

Please contact the Accounts Payable Technician who handles your account to check payment status of your invoice.

Lost Check

All payments are mailed via the United States Postal Service. If a City issued check is lost, stolen or damaged, a replacement check can be issued by request.