Real Estate Assessor's Office

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.

2017 General Reassessment

Reassessment notices for the 2017 General Reassessment were mailed January 20, 2017.  If you do not receive a notice, please call (540) 942-6722 to request a duplicate.  If you receive a notice for property that has been sold, please forward the notice to the new owner or back to the Assessment Office.  

If you would like to discuss this assessment with the appraisal staff, please call (540) 942-6722 to make an appointment.  Hearings will be held in the Real Estate Assessment Office, Thomas L. Gorsuch Municipal Building, 250 South Wayne Avenue, Suite 203, Waynesboro, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., beginning Monday, February 6, 2017.  

Administrative hearing dates are: February 6, 2017 - February 28, 2017.
Please call prior to February 24, 2017 to schedule an appointment.