​Reassessment is simply the process by which the assessed value of each property is updated to keep that value consistent with what the property is worth on the open market. 

It does not necessarily result in increased assessments for all properties. The assessment is an estimation of the sale price a property would bring if sold during the time period in which the assessment was made. 

All residential neighborhoods do not appreciate or depreciate at the same rate. Commercial properties differ, as well, in how the market reacts to changing trends. Generally, in a given fiscal year reassessment, there will be assessments that rise, fall or stay the same based on internal and external factors that influence property values. 

Methods for Valuing Real Estate

Your Rights and Responsibilities

If you have questions regarding your assessment, or if your opinion of the value of your property differs from the assessor's, our staff is available to provide you with answers about the appraisal process and your specific assessment. They will also explain the procedure for requesting a review of the assessment. The phone number for the Assessor's Office is (757) 385-4601. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

You can help us with our goal of producing fair and equitable assessments by verifying that the information contained in the assessment record for your property is correct.​