Montgomery County has hired Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd. to conduct the 2019 general reassessment of real estate. The appraisal firm will examine sales data and visit nearly 38,000 parcels to establish fair market values for the reassessment.
Field workers will start knocking on doors on Monday, July 31, 2017, to visit every taxable and nontaxable property in the County over the next year to verify property information, such as square feet, and number of bedrooms and baths. Field workers will have County identification badges and cars marked "County Reassessment."
If an owner is not present at the time of the visit, a notice will be left on the door indicating the property has been inspected. If additional data is needed or the owner has any pertinent information which can affect the value of their property, residents may call (540) 394-3126, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write P.O. Box 6064, Christiansburg, VA 24068.
The County is required by the Code of Virginia to reassess properties at 100 percent of market value at least every four years. The reassessed value and the real estate tax rate are used to determine real estate tax bills. Property owners will receive notices of the new assessed values in fall 2018. The reassessed property values will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019, and will remain in effect until the next reassessment.
To learn more about reassessment and where appraisers are working throughout the process, visit www.montgomerycountyva.gov/reassessment.