Real Estate Reassessments

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Special Notice: The 2020 General Reassessment is complete. Your new values will become effective January 1, 2021. The 2021 Assessment notices have been mailed. You received a notice if your value changed.  Listed on the “CHANGE OF ASSESSMENT NOTICE” is your 2019, 2020 and 2021 assessed values. 

2021 Proposed Reassessment Value Changes [1.6MB]PDF 

Appeals will be heard in the Real Estate Office, City Hall, 409 South Main Street. Appeal dates and times are shown below. Written inquiries will receive the same consideration as appointments. The property owner will have the opportunity to submit any information that demonstrates a more supportable fair market value of the property in question, or to submit comparable assessment data that indicates the subject assessment is inequitable with similar classed properties. All property appraisal cards, except those cards or sheets containing information made confidential by 58.1-3, are available for your review after the change of assessment notice is mailed. You may request information regarding the methodology used in the calculation of the assessed value or other factors considered in determining the value of the property. You have the right to view and make copies of records maintained by our office pursuant to 58.1-3331 and 58.1-3332. If you need further detailed information, please call the City of Harrisonburg Real Estate Office between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Staff members will be available to assist you in reviewing your assessment.

Dates to Appeal your Assessment: December 14th - 18th, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:30pm. The deadline to appeal your assessment with our office is December 18, 2020.  Contact the Real Estate Office to make an appointment to appeal.  Appeal forms and a complete listing of all assessments are available in the Real Estate Office in City Hall.  You can also access the information on  

If you are dissatisfied with the decision of the appraisers, you may appeal to the Board of Equalization. Additional Information.

In accordance with Section 207 of Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Taxation conducts an annual real property assessment/sales ratio study covering every city and county in the Commonwealth. 

See the City of Harrisonburg Assessment Sales Ratio Studies.


2019 Total Taxable Parcels: 12,514  Assessed Value:  $4,367,171,153

2019 Total Exempt Parcels: 620  Assessed Value:  $1,536,828,630


2015 Average R-1, Single Family Residential Sale Price: $234,800

2016 Average R-1, Single Family Residential Sale Price:  $247,603

2017 Average  R-1, Single Family Residential Sale Price: $242,500

2018 Average  R-1, Single Family Residential Sale Price: $249,700

2019 Average  R-1, Single Family Residential Sale Price: $265,600



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