What is reassessment?

Legally required by the Commonwealth of Virginia, reassessment is when up-to-date property values are determined for an entire locality or municipality. Updated values are determined through photographs, aerial images, and observations from a trained crew of property assessors. There are many complicated formulas and factors involved in determining and updating property values, which are kept by the Commissioner of the Revenue. Here is more detailed information about reassessment.

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1. What is reassessment?
2. What is the purpose of reassessment?
3. How often does reassessment occur?
4. What real property is taxable?
5. Why would the reassessment team need to come in my house?
6. The reassessment team has never come into my home before - why would they need to now?
7. I received a letter saying assumptions will be applied. What does that mean?
8. Can I refuse to allow the assessors access to my property?
9. Will reassessment affect my property taxes?
10. What is fair market value?
11. How can I tell if my reassessed value is fair and accurate?