Review of an Assessment
Real estate assessments are reviewed each January. Any property owner can contact the Assessor's Office to discuss the proposed assessment or request a review of their property. Prior to requesting an informal appeal, read the notice carefully for instructions about deadlines and filing procedures.
Assessment Appeal Process
Step 1 - Informal Appeal
Informal appeals are heard in January after the notices are mailed. Specific appeal dates will be listed on the notice and included in the county calendar. Most appeals are resolved at this level, which starts with an informal meeting or a telephone call with an appraiser in our office. Please allow a few days for an appraiser to respond to your request.
Step 2 - Formal Appeal
The formal appeal requires a Board of Equalization review form to be filled out and returned to our office by March 15. This form is available online after the informal appeal period is over. Board of Equalization hearings dates will be posted at the voting precincts and advertised in the Mechanicsville Local.
Step 3 - Circuit Court
If you are not satisfied with the results of your formal appeal, the final step is to take your case to Hanover County Circuit Court.