Special Notice: The 2017 General Reassessment is complete. Your new values will become effective January 1, 2018. Assessment Change Notices will be mailed on November 6, 2017.
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 4-8, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:30pm, December 7, 2017- 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Appt. Only) The deadline to appeal your assessment with our office is December 8, 2017. 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 HarrisonburgVA.gov/real-estate-info-system.
If you are dissatisfied with the decision of the appraisers, you may appeal to the Board of Equalization. Additional Information on appeals to the Board of Equalization is available from the office of Real Estate Assessments.
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.
2017 Total Taxable Parcels: 12,514
2017 Total Exempt Parcels: 611
2013 Average R-1, Single Family Residential Sale Price: $224,700
2014 Average R-1, Single Family Residential Sale Price: $217,200
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