The City Assessor's Office remains closed due to COVID-19. Please call 434-970-3136, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for assessment information.
The City Assessor’s Office is responsible for the valuation of all real property within the City limits. In addition to determining the value of land and buildings, we maintain hard copy history files of all parcels in the City, as well as computerized current information specific to each parcel. This information includes ownership information, deed and plat references, ownership history, and specific improvement or building information.
Real Estate Assessment Appeals
Each year, all property owners, or their duly authorized agent, may appeal our valuation of their property by requesting a review of their assessment. Under state law, neither financial impact nor the rate of value change is, by itself, sufficient grounds for appeal. As required, the City’s assessment is an estimate of fair market value as of January 1 each year, based on property sales for the previous calendar year. We welcome appeals based on issues of factual discrepancies in the property description or features, demonstrable issues of uniformity of value within a neighborhood, or fair market value.
Third & Final Step
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Viewer
You can access the City of Charlottesville Real Estate Records using the City’s online GIS Viewer. The City Assessor’s Office has a public computer available for your convenience located in the City Assessor’s Office.