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 homebuyers, 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.
2017 Real Estate Assessments
- 2017 Commercial Assessment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- General Assessment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Real Estate Assessment Appeals
*The appeal period ends on February 28, 2017. Appeal applications received with a postmark date of February 28 or prior are accepted. Any appeal application received with a postmark date after February 28 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 30th and received on or before February 28, 2017.
The Assessment Appeal Application is available on-line, at either Charlottesville City library, or at the City Assessor's office in Room 320 of City Hall.
We welcome you to come in and learn more about our services:
- What are Real Estate Assessments?
- City Assessor's Office Staff
- Tax Exemptions For Housing Improvements
You can research and access City of Charlottesville Real Estate Records in 2-ways:
- On the Internet with City Assessor's Records GIS Viewer
- Public Computer located in the Real Estate Assessor's Office
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Bring your Parking Garage Ticket with you - We'll stamp your parking ticket so you receive two free hours of parking in the Market St. parking deck!
If you have Real Estate Assessment questions, telephone 434-970-3136 , or stop by the Assessor's Office in City Hall, Room 320 on the third floor located at the east end of the Downtown Mall. 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!
TO CONTACT US
The City of Charlottesville Assessor's Office
P.O. Box 911
605 East Main Street
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