What courses of action are available to an aggrieved property owner?

They have three courses of action:

  1. Make application to the Office of the Real Estate Assessor for review.
  2. Make application to the Board of Equalization. Such application must contain evidence that the property is valued at more than its fair market value or that the assessment is not uniform in its application and was not arrived at in accordance with generally accepted appraisal practices, procedures, rules, and standards as prescribed by nationally recognized professional appraisal organizations such as the International Association of Assessing Officers and applicable Virginia law relating to valuation of property.
  3. File a petition with the Circuit Court.

A taxpayer may use any or all of these appeal methods, subject to certain time limits.

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1. Why do we have Real Estate Assessments?
2. How can I calculate my Real Estate Taxes?
3. What should I do if I find an error in my property description?
4. When should I be notified of my new Assessment and when will it take effect?
5. Where can I obtain copies of deeds and plats?
6. Where does the Office of the Real Estate Assessor receive its authority?
7. Who is responsible for making the assessment, how is he/she appointed, and to whom is he/she responsible?
8. What is the purpose of conducting real estate assessments?
9. What are the general functions of the Office of the Real Estate Assessor?
10. What is the effective date of an assessment?
11. Who determines the tax rate and real estate taxes?
12. Who is responsible for mailing the real estate tax bills and who collects the taxes?
13. What is the meaning of Land – Improvements – and Total as it appears on the tax notice?
14. Who assesses property owned by public service corporations?
15. What is the ratio of assessment to fair market value?
16. How are property values determined?
17. Will home maintenance increase your assessment?
18. What causes a property value to change?
19. Do demolitions affect assessments?
20. Does the City have a program to assist senior citizens and disabled persons on their property taxes?
21. What courses of action are available to an aggrieved property owner?
22. How often are Supplemental Bills generated due to new construction, additions, or demolitions?