Fredericksburg reassessment work under way
A general property reassessment, as required by state law, is scheduled for the City of Fredericksburg to take effect July 1, 2020. The last reassessment in the City of Fredericksburg was effective July 1, 2016. The purpose of the reassessment process is to bring all assessments to an updated market value and assure uniformity of assessments.
Wingate Appraisal Service, a professional appraisal firm, is under contract to carry out this project. Field work to inspect properties by Wingate staff members began this past July.
Wingate staff members are in the process of compiling sales data from different areas of the City, verifying existing information, updating photographs and collecting additional data, as needed. Field inspections will help the assessors verify the property data, and this process will take several months to complete.
Wingate staff members carry City identification and have magnetic signs on their automobiles, with the words “Real Estate Assessment.” If you are a property owner or resident who wishes to confirm the identity of reassessment staff members you may see in your neighborhood, please call the Commissioner of the Revenue Real Estate Office at (540) 372-1207 or the City Police Department at (540) 373-3122.
Notices of the new proposed assessed values will be mailed to property owners prior to May 2020, providing hearing dates and times when owners will have an opportunity to discuss and/or, if necessary, appeal new assessments.
For more information about the City’s 2020 General Reassessment, please visit Fredericksburgva.gov or call the Commissioner of Revenue Real Estate Office at (540) 372-1207.