The Assessor’s Office is responsible for the market valuation of all real property in the City of Waynesboro as mandated by the Code of Virginia. Market value is the probable price, expressed in terms of money, that a property would bring when offered for sale on the open market. The city operates on a biennial reassessment cycle (odd years), and consists of approximately 9,600 parcels.
The Assessor’s Office maintains assessment information for each city property such as current ownership, deed book information, ownership history, lot size, and specific building information. Any new construction, renovations, or alterations that take place during the year are also inspected, recorded, and valued.
The real estate tax rate is set annually, usually during the month of May.
Residents 65 years or older or residents who are permanently and totally disabled that meet certain income and net worth requirements, may qualify for tax relief. For more information, contact the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office at 540-942-6610.