Why is a General Reassessment required?

A general reassessment is mandated by state law every four years in counties  (Code of Virginia § 58.1-3252).   The last reassessment went into effect on January 1, 2018.  Values for this reassessment will be effective January 1, 2022.

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1. Why is a General Reassessment required?
2. Isn't it true that my assessed value should be less than what my property would actually sell for?
3. Why would my assessed value change if I haven’t made any changes to my property?
4. How can I be sure the assessors are qualified to value my property?
5. Isn't it true that you reassess so you can raise taxes?
6. I have heard there are programs in place to assist veterans, the disabled, or senior citizens in paying their taxes. How can I know if I qualify?
7. Why did my property change at a different rate than the County average?
8. How do I respond once I receive my Reassessment Notice?