Richmond VA > Assessor's Office > Real Estate Assessment Appeal Process

Last Updated: 2014-08-18

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 response.

Second Step: Board of Equalization (BOE)

City Council has adopted a new ordinance (#2014-107-81) for a Board of Equalization. The deadline for applications will be November 30 and cases will be heard beginning in January 2015. The Board of Equalization Application can be found on the Forms page of our web site.

Third Step: Direct Appeal to the Court

Pursuant to Va. Tax Code 58.1-3984, any property owner may appeal directly to the Circuit Court for correction of assessment, regardless of whether any other appeal steps may have been utilized.

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Contact Information:

Assessors' Office
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Room 802
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-7500
Fax: (804)646-5686
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