WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The Code of Virginia requires localities to reassess the value of real estate property. Beginning in the fall of last year, Pearson's Appraisal Services Inc. began reappraising property values throughout the locality on behalf of Wythe County and their results have now been completed.
Reassessment notices have been mailed to Wythe County landowners, informing them of any changes made to their assessed property values.
Additionally, the county has also made these figures available online to the public free of charge.
Individuals wishing to access their property values may do so by completing the following instructions:
1.) Log onto the following website: wythe.interactivegis.com
2.) Click the "Guest Access" link (on the right) after checking the terms of agreement
3.) Click the "Search" tab at the top of the page, directly under "Wythe County, Virginia"
4.) Search for a property by entering the last name of the landowner
Once an individual has found a property they wish to inspect, they will be able to view the current land card and the proposed land card, as well as see the current breakdown of their land and improvement values as compared to the reassessed values.
The county government believes that by allowing citizens the opportunity to access their current and reassessed tax values online citizens will have a greater understanding of the process and be better equipped to determine if their proposed new tax card is accurate.
Landowners who may have questions or wish to dispute their new assessment are encouraged to contact the board of assessors and schedule an appointment in order to have their new assessment reviewed. The board of assessors will be meeting inside the Wythe County Court House and may be contacted between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following number 276-223-4155.
After the board of assessors has concluded its meetings, landowners who may still have unresolved issues or wish to dispute any decisions made by the board of assessors will have an opportunity to appear before the board of equalization.
The board of equalization will convene early next year.
The new tax assessments will go into effect for the 2017 tax year.