What do I do if I think my assessment is incorrect?
If you have just received your annual assessment notice and you disagree with the value, you may schedule an informal appeal with this office by calling 757-823-1343. Requests for informal appeals with staff appraisers or the assessor will be accepted through end of business on May 8th.

Questions, complaints and requests regarding property characteristics may be submitted to the Office of the Real Estate Assessor at any time; however, in order to appeal any unresolved assessment matters to the Board of Review, formal appeal applications must be received no later than the last day of May. The Office of the Real Estate Assessor is available to address taxpayer concerns throughout the year. However, in the event that the appeal deadline for the Board of Review is missed, the hearing will be scheduled for the following year. Deadlines for both informal and formal appeals may be extended on a case by case basis as determined by owners’ extenuating circumstances.

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1. What do I do if I think my assessment is incorrect?
2. What is an annual reassessment?
3. Why do an annual reassessment?
4. Why are real estate taxes necessary?
5. What is fair market value?
6. What causes property values to change?
7. What is the effective date of my assessment?
8. When are buildings under construction assessed?
9. How is property appraised?
10. Do all assessments change at the same rate?
11. How do trends in real estate affect local assessments?
12. What is the role of computers in the assessment process?
13. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
14. Will my assessment increase if I repair my property?
15. Can the assessment on my property be changed even if the assessor has not been inside my property?
16. What is a field review?
17. Can I make an appointment for a field review?
18. How can I be sure the information used to determine the value of my property is correct?