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28 Feb 2012

Law to Make Challenging Property Assessments Easier

A bill to help Virginians in appealing property assessments on wetlands is awaiting the governor’s signature. Property owners are already allowed to appeal assessments to their local board of assessors, but House Bill 80 would require that the National Wetlands Inventory Map be considered in the appeal. The Senate last week joined the House in unanimously approving the measure.

19 Jan 2012

County May Be Overtaxing Wetlands, Lawmaker Says

Some Caroline County residents might be paying too much in property taxes because of inaccurate assessment of land values, a state legislator has suggested. Delegate Robert Orrock, R-Thornburg, said he has heard reports that wetlands, which should be assessed at $500 an acre, are being recorded on Caroline County’s tax rolls as productive farmland and valued at $750 an acre.