What are valid reasons to request an Administrative Review?

Your request for review is not a basis to lodge a complaint about higher taxes. Tax Rates are set by Lynchburg City Council. Questions about tax rates may be directed to the City Council and/or your Ward representative.

There are 3 reasons the Assessor's Office can address regarding incorrect assessed values:

  • There are factual errors on your property record card. Examples could include finished square footage, bath counts, lot size, etc.
  • Your property is valued for more than market value. You can provide examples of specific properties that are sold that indicate your property is above market value.
  • Your property value is correct, but it is valued for more than similar properties or not equalized with similar properties. You can provide comparable properties to show this inequity.

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1. How do I know if I qualify for property tax exemptions?
2. I received a letter claiming my property taxes are going up and that I could save money by hiring a law firm to assist with my appeal. What does this mean?
3. When will I get my property tax bill and when are my property taxes due?
4. Will my tax bill change?
5. Do I need to hire a lawyer to appeal my Real Estate Assessed Value?
6. Do I need to attend my appeal hearing?
7. How long does Administrative Reviews take?
8. What happens after I submit my appeal?
9. How do I file a Board of Equalization Appeal?
10. How do I request an Administrative Review?
11. What are valid reasons to request an Administrative Review?
12. How do I know if I should file an appeal?
13. Why do some properties increase more in value than others?
14. How can my property value change when I haven't done anything to my property?
15. Can property values change before the next revaluation?
16. What if my house was still under construction on July 1, 2023?
17. Why isn't the "Deferred Amount" for land use or real estate rehab credits noted on the Notice of 2023 Real Estate Assessed Value?
18. What do I do if I feel like my property value is too high or too low?
19. How can I find my property information?
20. When will I get my Notice of 2023 Real Estate Assessed Value?
21. Who assesses my property? How are they trained?
22. How does revaluation affect my taxes?
23. What is Market Value?
24. Why does the State Code require a revaluation on a regular basis?
25. How are properties valued?
26. What is revaluation?
27. How can my property value change when I haven't done anything to my property?
28. Why isn't the "Deferred Amount" for land use or real estate rehab credits noted on the Notice of 2023 Real Estate Assessed Value?