Each notice displays the dates for informal appeal should the property owner wish to discuss their assessment with an assessor.
The first step in the appeal process is simply an "informal" meeting with an assessor in the Commissioner of Revenue's office. An application form must be filled out prior to the informal meeting. You may obtain a form using one of the available methods found in the contact information below. At the informal meeting, you may speak to an assessor, review the data used in computing the assessed value, and if necessary, schedule an inspection of the property. Informal meetings will be scheduled as we process the appeal applications.
During the informal meeting, the assessor will review your property record card with you, review any information you have gathered, and will attempt to answer your questions. The Commissioner of Revenue's office will not commit to a change in value at this meeting; however, a decision about a value change will be analyzed and a decision will be communicated to you in writing. This informal appeal process is designed to be a collaborative exercise in better understanding the assessment in a deliberate, professional and rational manner. The efforts put forth by the citizen in maintaining this professional and rational atmosphere through concentrating on the specifics involved enables this step to proceed in a timely manner.
Property owners who are not satisfied with the outcome of their discussion with the Commissioner of Revenue's office may appeal to the Board of Equalization. The Board consists of members formed from citizens nominated by the Board of Supervisors and appointed by the Circuit Court of New Kent County.