On/about June 25, reassessment notices will be mailed to the last known mailing address of
each property owner. The notice contains certain required information, such as the prior assessed value, the projected assessed value
and the calculated change in real estate taxes. The assessment will be based on market conditions existing through June 30,
the effective date of value is July 1.
If a property owner has questions regarding the assessment,
please contact the City Assessor Front Desk at (804)646-7500 for assistance. If, after discussion with the area appraiser, the property
owner believes that a formal review is warranted, the following steps are available:
First Step: Office Review
A written appeal must be filed with the City Assessor's Office no later than July 31.
The Office Review Application and filing instructions can be obtained on found on the Forms page of our website. The property owner
will have the opportunity to submit any information that demonstrates a more supportable fair market value of the property in question,
or to submit comparable assessment data that indicates the subject assessment is inequitable with similar classed properties.
All office review applications with submitted data will be analyzed by a staff appraiser, and the applicant will receive a written
Second Step: Board of Equalization (BOE)
The deadline for
applications will be November 30 of the current calendar year and cases will be heard beginning in
January of the following calendar year.
The Board of Equalization Application can be found on the Forms page of our web site.
Third Step: Direct Appeal to the Court
An owner may, at their discretion, appeal the real estate assessment directly to the Circuit Court of the city of Richmond. This
filing must be made within three years of the assessment year. However, no owner may make any such filing for a year other than the
current year unless such owner has provided to the City Assessor, the Director of the Department of Finance or the City Council
written notice of disagreement with the assessment during the applicable tax year.
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