The City Assessor's Office is responsible for the valuation of all real property within the City limits. In addition to determining the value of land and buildings, we maintain hard copy history files of all parcels in the City, as well as computerized current information specific to each parcel. This information includes ownership information, deed and plat references, ownership history, and specific improvement or building information. We also provide tax maps, which show the location of each parcel in the City and produce the certified land ownership books filed with the Virginia Department of Taxation and used by several City Departments. The information generated and maintained by our office is widely used by Realtors, attorneys, title search personnel, prospective home buyers, sellers, surveyors, and private appraisers, both local and out-of-town/state. Individuals wanting to research recent sales within specific neighborhoods may use our public computers in the Real Estate Assessor's front office.
2019 Real Estate Assessments
The 2019 Reassessment Notices were mailed to all property owners on January 29, 2019.
- Reassessment notices show the value as of January 1 of that year, e.g, 2019, 2018, 2017, and so on. They do not reflect any changes made due to appeals or other adjustments.
Real Estate Assessment Appeals
*The appeal period will end on February 28, 2019. Appeal applications received with a postmark date of February 28, 2019 or prior will be accepted. Any appeal application received with a postmark date after February 28, 2019 will not be accepted.*
Each year, all property owners, or their duly-authorized agent, may appeal our valuation of their property by requesting a review of their assessment. Under state law, neither financial impact nor the rate of value change is, by itself, sufficient grounds for appeal. As required, the City's assessment is an estimate of fair market value as of January 1 each year, based on property sales for the previous calendar year. We welcome appeals based on issues of factual discrepancies in property description or features, demonstrable issues of uniformity of value within a neighborhood, or fair market value.
More information about the formal appeals process is available, but the assessment appeal process should begin with the Assessment Appeal Application. Once this form is completed, you may file your appeal by mail or in person. All applications to be included in the next appeals cycle must be filed after January 29, 2019 and received on or before February 28, 2019.
The Assessment Appeal Application is available on-line, at either Charlottesville City library, or at the City Assessor's office located at 102 5th Street NE..
We welcome you to come in and learn more about our services:
You can access City of Charlottesville Real Estate Records using the City's online GIS Viewer. The City Assessor's Office has a public computer available for your convenience located in the City Assessor's Office.
If you have Real Estate Assessment questions, please contact us at 434-970-3136, or stop by the Assessor's Office located at 102 5th Street NE. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
We encourage you to stop by and visit us!
City of Charlottesville Assessor's Office
P.O. Box 911
102 5th St. NE
Phone: (434) 970-3136
Fax: (434) 970-3232
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jeffrey S. Davis, City Assessor