Special Notice: The 2020 General Reassessment is complete. Your new values will become effective January 1, 2020. The 2020 Assessment notices have been mailed. You received a notice if your value changed from 2019 to 2020. Listed on the “CHANGE OF ASSESSMENT NOTICE” is your 2018, 2019 and 2020 assessed values. You will also see “Percentage Change of Taxes Levied”. These 2 boxes shown on your assessment notice is the percentage change in assessed value not tax levied. If you would like to calculate your percentage change in Tax levies, please use the following formula.
Tax Levy ((2018/2019) year comparing) - Tax levy ((2019/2020) year comparing)
Sum (difference)/(2018/2019) Tax Levy
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. We will be glad to assist in calculating these amounts. Please contact the Real Estate Office if we can assist.
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 16-20, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:30pm, December 19, 2019- 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Appointment Only) The deadline to appeal your assessment with our office is December 20, 2019. 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 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.
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