Real Estate Assessor
The Real Estate Assessor’s Office is a Division of the Department of Finance and it is responsible for valuing all real property in the City of Hopewell in a fair and equitable manner. A Biennial Reassessment is conducted every two years, after analyzing the local sales of real property for the previous two years. The reassessment becomes effective January 1 of the given year.
- January 1, 2021 was the date of the last Reassessment
- January 1, 2023 will be the date of the next Reassessment
Vision – To be a model assessment office with a team of dedicated professionals, utilizing best appraisal practices and technology within a supportive legal framework.
Mission – To fairly and equitably value all of the real estate properties within the City of Hopewell jurisdiction biennially under the authority of the Constitution of Virginia, the Code of Virginia and Hopewell City Code in accordance with standards of professional practice.
Values – In all valuation activities the Assessor’s Office values center around equalization, accuracy and efficiency.
Summary of Responsibilities of the Real Estate Assessor’s Office:
- Biennial Reassessment
- Maintain accurate property information
- Process new construction, renovations & demolitions
- Administer special tax programs – rehabilitation, exemptions and damage assessment
- Process informal appeals to the Assessor
- Provide administrative support and defend appeals to the Board of Equalization
- Maintain accurate ownership records
- Prepare and certify the yearly taxable and the exempt Land Book