Cathy Dyson writes about King George County. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reassessment process under way
Officials with Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal already have visited 5,028 properties in King George, as part of the county’s general real estate reassessment.
Representatives of the Staunton company have been leaving yellow door hangers when people aren’t home, asking residents to fill out the information and send it back. Blue Ridge still has about 7,900 properties to visit, Jonathan Larsen, a field supervisor, told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
“The citizens of the county have been made well-aware of what’s going on,” he said. “Almost all the time, when we arrive at a house, people know why we’re there.”
At this point, the company is making sure it has correct information about buildings and properties. Valuation will come later. The reassessment will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. According to the Code of Virginia, each locality has to do a general reassessment to determine each property’s fair market value and to make sure it is equal to similar properties in the area.
The last reassessment was effective Jan. 1, 2010.
More information from the county about the process and a map showing the progress of reassessment is available here: