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Posted on: July 15, 2019

City Real Estate Reassessment Work Begins

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Field Work to inspect City properties by our hired contractor has begun. 

A General Property Reassessment, as required by State Law, is scheduled for the City of Fredericksburg, effective July 1, 2020.  The last reassessment in the City of Fredericksburg was effective July 1, 2016, with the field work being completed in 2015/2016.  The purpose of the reassessment process is to bring all assessments to an updated 100% 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 in July  2019.

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.  Should property owners and residents wish to confirm the identity of reassessment staff members, 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 www.Fredericksburgva.gov or call the Commissioner of Revenue Real Estate Office at (540) 372-1207.


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