Review of Change in Assessment / Supplement / Abatement Applications
In accordance with the Municipal Code of Hampton, the deadline to file a Review of Change in Assessment/Supplement/Abatement Application is 30 days from the date of your assessment notice. Before filing an application, please call the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate and speak with a real estate appraiser: They will provide an explanation of the reassessment process and information regarding your property and the surrounding assessment neighborhood.
This is also a valuable opportunity for the property owner to confirm that the records of the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate contain the correct improvement size and property characteristics of their property and comparable properties.
If there is still a concern about the equity and/or fairness of the assessment of your property you may make an application for a review: Change in Assessment/Supplement/Abatement Application can be printed from the website, mailed to you or obtained at the Office of the Real Estate Assessor. The completed application should be returned to the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate. With permission a real estate appraiser will make a detailed inspection (interior and exterior) to confirm the accuracy of the improvement size and property characteristics. Inaccuracies in data will be corrected immediately, the assessed value will be reviewed and adjustments to the assessed value will be made if necessary.
If you are still dissatisfied with the real estate assessment you may wish to file an application to appeal to the Board of Review. This Board of City of Hampton property owners, appointed by City Council, will hear the appeal and determine if an adjustment is warranted. The Board of Review Change in Assessment/Supplement/Abatement Application can be printed from the website, mailed to you or obtained at the Office of the Real Estate Assessor in the Ruppert Leon Sargent Building. In accordance with the Municipal Code of Hampton appeals must be filed 60 days from the date of your assessment notice. The board shall finally dispose of all complete applications filed in a timely manner by the June 30 immediately preceding the July 1 effective date for which taxes on such contested assessed value will be levied, except that any real estate newly assessed after the January 1 immediately preceding the July 1 effective date shall be subject to review until and disposed of by June 30 of the following year.
The Board of Review attends and participates in basic courses of instruction given by the Department of Taxation in accordance with the Code of Virginia § 58.1-206.