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Reassessment

The 2020 Reassessment Notices were mailed on January 24, 2020.  If you have questions or concerns about your 2020 Real Estate Assessment, please contact our office at 434-296-5856. Click HERE for the 2020 Real Estate Assessments – Frequently Asked Questions document.

Review Process

Any aggrieved taxpayer may appear before the assessing officer and present objections to any annual assessment of real estate by February 28 of the year in which the assessment takes effect. The form to request the Assessor’s review is available HERE and at the Assessor’s Office, located at 401 McIntire Road, Room 243, Charlottesville, VA 22902. You may also contact the County Assessor’s Office at (434) 296-5856 or fax (434) 296-5801. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments are highly encouraged to ensure the appropriate appraiser is available to hear any objections. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities.

Board of Equalization

The deadline to file an appeal form to the Board of Equalization is March 30, 2020, or (if the County Assessor’s review has been requested) within thirty (30) days from the County Assessor’s response to the review request, whichever date is later. You may appeal to the Board of Equalization even if you have a request for review pending with the County Assessor. Your appeal form must be postmarked or received by the applicable deadline. Albemarle County Code § 15-702(D) requires the Board of Equalization to dispose of all reassessment appeals by September 1 of the year in which the assessment takes effect. Appeal forms are available only by contacting the County Assessor’s Office at (434) 296-5856.

GIS-Web Assessment Information

The 2020 Real Estate Assessments values are viewable on the County’s GIS-Web site.

There are several search options to choose from on the GIS-Web page. This includes owner name, parcel ID and street address. Once you have selected the parcel of interest, you will see a Details information box to the left of the map. The third section down contains the Most Recent Assessment Information

Land Use Assessment

For information on Land Use Assessment, please contact the County Assessor’s Office at (434) 296-5856. To download the Land Use Enrollment Application, click HERE. Supporting documentation of prior use may be required, pursuant to Virginia Code § 58.1-3231.  The deadline to file for Land Use is February 24, 2020 with a $125 filing fee per parcel.  The Late filing deadline is April 23, 2020 with an additional $125 late fee ($250 total per parcel).  All supporting documentation must be provided by whichever deadline applies.

Tax Relief for Elderly and/or Disabled Residents

Albemarle County provides a tax relief program for qualified residents who are age 65 or older and/or permanently and totally disabled. For information on this program, please contact the Department of Finance, Division of Revenue Administration at (434)296-5851, option 3, or click HERE to download the application.

Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption

Veterans with a 100% total and permanent service-connected disability may be eligible for a tax exemption on their primary residence, including up to 10 acres of land. For qualification requirements or additional information, please contact the County Assessor’s Office at (434) 296-5856. Click HERE for the application form. A sample of the best VA qualification letter that includes all of the needed information can be found HERE.

Sales Validation

The reassessment of properties to determine accurate market values requires the proper analysis of sales. If you recently purchased a property in Albemarle County, please click HERE to fill out and submit a sales validation questionnaire. (Using Internet Explorer is recommended.) We very much appreciate your assistance in this process.

 
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