The County Assessor's office is responsible for the records management and assessments for all real property located within Albemarle County. The transfer of ownership of property is performed by obtaining deed transfers, deeds of correction, and lists of heirs, wills and other records from the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Accurate and efficient recordings of transfers are essential to ensure actual owners of property are assessed and taxed. Our mission is to provide fair and equitable property assessments for all taxpayers of Albemarle County and to meet the needs of the taxpayers by providing the highest degree of professionalism and assistance.
The 2016 Real Estate Assessments are viewable on the County's GIS-Web site. You may confirm your property description on the GIS-Web site as well. Please call the Albemarle County Assessor's Office at 434.296.5856 and speak to an appraiser if you find any incorrect information.
Once you are on the GIS-Web page you have several search options to choose from, to include owner name, parcel ID, and street address. Once you have selected the parcel of interest, you will see a 'Property Info' tab on the page that opens. Click on this tab to bring up information specific to this property, to include assessment history. There is also an advanced search option which will allow you to search property records by a broader set of criteria. If you are interested in seeing the selected parcel on a map, simply click on the 'Map Property' link once you have selected the parcel. There is a 'Help' page as well as a 'FAQ' should you need it.