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The Board of Supervisors determines the real estate tax rate for every budget year. Depending on the tax rate, the amount of tax owned on your property may increase, decrease, or remain the same.
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When an appraiser values your property for financing or other purposes, you usually receive an appraisal consisting of three or more sales that estimate the value. The scope of work is for an individual property. This is a single property or fee appraisal. Single property appraisals are not financially or logistically feasible for tax assessment purposes.
Mass appraisal is defined by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) as “the process of valuing a group of properties as of a given date, using standard methods, employing common data, and allowing for statistical testing”. It involves analyzing data collected in mass quantities, developing statistics from the data, and applying the results to large numbers of properties. The mass appraisal method is used for tax assessment purposes and is necessary to accomplish the assessment of the thousands of parcels within a locality.
You can help us with our goal of producing fair and equitable assessments by verifying that the information we have recorded for your property is correct. If you notice an error or have questions regarding your assessment, please contact the Real Estate Assessment Department at 804-693-1325 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff is available to explain the procedure for requesting a review of your assessment and/or correcting any erroneous data.
In accordance with the Code of Virginia, a notice of change in assessment must be conveyed to the property owner when a situation arises that requires a change in an assessed value.
New construction Additions or renovations to existing properties Demolitions Acts of nature or unintended acts such as fire, flood, storm damage, etc. Corrections of factual/clerical errors
A supplemental bill is sent out when a significant change to the property is completed and it has been finalized through permits. They only apply to the portion of the year that a new improvement has been on the property.
The request of income and expense data from owners of income-producing properties is authorized by the Code of Virginia (58.1-3294). This data, which shall be kept confidential in accordance with Virginia Code, is reviewed by the Assessor to assist in the development of accurate fair market values. Failure to provide the income and expense data in a timely manner will preclude the owner from utilizing such information as evidence in any future judicial proceeding. Code of Virginia 58.1-3294
No. The Code of Virginia (58.1-3201) requires all jurisdictions to assess real estate at 100% fair market value. Currently, Gloucester county conducts biennial reassessments (every other year). Code of Virginia 58.1-3201
Real estate tax rates are expressed in dollars per one hundred dollars of assessed value. The current tax rate is $0.695 per $100 of assessed value. Examples: $0.695/100 x $200,000 =$1390Or0.00695 x $200,000=$1390Or$200,000/100 x $0.695=$1390
Land records are public documents that can be researched in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. The office is located on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse at 7400 Justice Drive, Suite 327, Gloucester, VA 23061. Circuit Court Clerk's Office