Office Of Real Estate Assessments


** Assessment Change Letter - Deadline to appeal is Wednesday, 2/27/19 **

Assessment change letters were mailed on 2/6/19 to approximately 3,200 property owners.  Click on the link for a sample letter.  2019 Assessment Change Letter.  

In accordance with the Tax Code of Virginia, 58.1-3330, this is to notify you of a change in assessment from the 2018 general reassessment value.  The updated assessment, effective January 1, 2019, occurred due to one or more of the following:

Building permit;   New Residential Construction;   New Commercial Construction;  New Construction including Basement Finish, Deck, Patio, Porch, Pool, Garage, Addition, Renovation, etc.;   Acreage Change;   Division of Land;   Property Rezoned;   Correction / Data Entry Error;     Improvements noted  during Assessor Field Review (added, removed or not previously assessed with or without a building permit);    Building Destroyed or Removed;   and Fire Damage.

If you received a letter and would like to appeal the new assessment, please complete the appeal form.  2019 Appeal Update Form 


County Code  - Chapter 21 -Taxation / Article III - Real Estate Taxes

The goal of the Assessment Office is to accurately assess all real property at fair market value. Properties held by Public Service 
Corporations are assessed by the state. Our office is responsible for the biennial (every two years) general reassessment of all real property; agricultural, residential, commercial, land and improvements.

New updated assessments take effect on January 1st of every even numbered year, i.e. Jan 1, 2018, 2020, 2022 etc.  The purpose
of an assessment (or reassessment) is not to raise taxes, but to bring all property back in line with market value, thus ensuring a fair
and equitable distribution of the burden of taxation among all property owners.  The fair market value of property is the price which
it will bring when it is offered for sale by one who desires, but is not obliged, to sell it, and is bought by one who is under no necessity of having it.    

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Contact Information

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


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