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2018 Assessment Notices

Important Dates

 FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY
AS ALL DEADLINES HAVE PASSED

02/07

Assessment Notices were mailed

02/07 - 02/28

Proposed assessments available for review and research

02/28

Deadline to hold appeal hearings with County Appraiser

03/28

Decision letters regarding appeals mailed to taxpayer

04/30

If still dissatisfied with the assessment, you may further appeal to the Board of Equalization (BOE)  Members of the BOE are appointed by the Circuit Court.

04/30

Deadline to appeal to the Board of Equalization

May to June

Hearings scheduled before the Board of Equalization

06/30

Final decision letters mailed to taxpayer from Board of Equalization

Appeals and supporting documentation must be postmarked by February 28, 2018 or hand delivered to the Office of Real Estate Assessments by 4:30 p.m. on February 28, 2018. No additional material will be accepted after the deadline. No fax or email submissions will be accepted.

The 2018 Notices of Real Estate Assessment Change for Spotsylvania County were mailed on February 7, 2018. Real Estate Assessments are based on sales of real estate over the past two years. The assessment process is a state mandated program and is not controlled at the local level by the Board of Supervisors.

The Office of Real Estate Assessments reviews and assesses property every two years. This assessment notice reflects the revised assessed value as of January 1st. Spotsylvania County is required to assess property at one hundred percent (100%) of fair market value. Code of Virginia, Taxation Section 58.1-3201.

Property values change from year to year because of market appreciation or depreciation, new construction, additions, rezoning, land subdivisions, or other changes. Reassessments ensure accuracy, uniformity and equalization of assessed values throughout the County. The assessments have been made by County staff appraisers.

Instructions to Appeal:

If you believe the proposed assessed value does not represent fair market value or is not comparable with similar properties, please make an appointment to discuss and/or appeal the assessment by visiting the Office of Real Estate Assessments or by calling (540) 507-7777 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • To review your assessment with an appraiser, please call (540) 507-7777 between the hours of 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You can discuss your assessment by telephone or schedule an appointment to meet in the Office of Real Estate Assessments at 9104 Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor. All phone conferences and/or in-person appointments must be completed before the appeal deadline date. Anyone other than a family member representing the property owner must bring written authorization signed by the owner.
  • If you are unable to informally resolve your dispute with the appraiser, you can file a formal detailed appeal using the form titled ‘Application for Review of Real Estate Assessment.’ Appeal forms and instructions are available at the Office of Real Estate Assessments, the Spotsylvania County website, at local libraries, or can be mailed at the request of the taxpayer. Completed appeal forms with supporting documentation must be hand delivered to the Office of Real Estate Assessments or postmarked by the appeal deadline date. Upon hearing such complaints, the appraisers will give consideration and INCREASE, DECREASE OR AFFIRM such real estate assessments. The taxpayer will be notified in writing of the final decision at the end of March.
  • If you are still dissatisfied with the Assessment, you may further appeal to the Board of Equalization appointed by the Circuit Court. Appeal form for the Board of Equalization will be available on the Spotsylvania County website or at the Office of Real Estate Assessments at the end of March.

The Assessment is presumed to be correct. By formal appeal, the burden is on the taxpayer to show that the property is assessed at more or less than its fair market value, that the assessment is not uniform, that it is not equalized, or that there are mistakes of fact.

You or your representative must provide supporting documentation when appealing your assessment. All documentation must be submitted with the appeal by the deadline date. Assessment appeals and supporting documentation will not be accepted after the deadline.

All written correspondence should include the Tax Map Number of the subject property and include a day and evening telephone number where you may be reached. Written inquiries will receive the same consideration as appointments.

A complete listing of the proposed 2018 real estate assessments are available for your research and review at the following locations from February 7th through February 28th, 2018.
C Melvin Snow Memorial Library
(Located in the Marshall Center)
8740 Courthouse Rd
Snow Library will be closed for renovations from 2/7 to 2/11.
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
9:00am - 5:30pm
Salem Church Library
2607 Salem Church Rd Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday
1:00pm - 5:30pm
County Clerk’s Office
(Deed Room)
9107 Judicial Center Ln
Monday -Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays
(except holiday weekends)
9:00 am - Noon
Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office
(Real Estate)
1st floor, Holbert Bldg
9104 Courthouse Rd
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Office of Real Estate Assessments
2nd floor, Holbert Bldg
9104 Courthouse Rd
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

Additional information to assist in researching sales is available by checking the Real Estate Monthly Transfer section. 

Additional Links

Contact Information

Main: 540-507-7777 
 Fax:  540-507-7799

E-Mail:
Assessment@spotsylvania.va.us

Mailing Address:
Attn: Office of Real Estate Assessments
Commissioner of the Revenue
PO Box 939
Spotsylvania VA  22553

Physical Address: Directions
Richard E Holbert Bldg
(2nd Floor)
Attn: Office of Real Estate Assessments
Commissioner of the Revenue
9104 Courthouse Rd 
Spotsylvania VA  22553

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday