Charlottesville residence homeowners might see their property taxes improve between 10 to 12 % this yr, primarily based on new assessments for 2022 launched Thursday by the Metropolis Assessor’s Workplace.
House assessments in Charlottesville elevated by a median 11.69 % for the 2022 yr, the Charlottesville Metropolis Assessor’s Workplace stated Thursday in its 2022 property reassessment. That common relies on valuations of 15,164 taxable residential properties.
“The main takeaway from this reassessment was the general energy of the residential market. It’s harking back to the 2005-2006 market,” stated Metropolis Assessor Jeff Davis. “A mix of low stock, excessive demand and traditionally low rates of interest created a market the place quite a few properties bought above asking costs which included bidding. Many properties bought in lower than 5 days available on the market.”
Virtually all, or 95.85%, of residential assessments elevated in worth, with 1.37% reducing and a pair of.77% not altering.
Industrial properties, together with residences, retail, workplace, industrial, vacant land, elevated by a median of two.79%. When new building and reclassifications are added to the worth of the prevailing property, the whole worth of property within the metropolis elevated by 10.77%.
Of economic assessments, 72.05% elevated in worth, 7.07% decreased, and 20.88% didn’t change. Mixed present residential and industrial property elevated in worth by 7.94%. New building worth included for 2022 is 2.86%.
Davis stated that apart from residences, the industrial market hasn’t totally recovered from the results of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The assessor’s workplace assesses property values every year to find out a good market worth, to which the tax fee is utilized.
Town is split into 55 residential and 21 industrial neighborhoods. Gross sales inside these neighborhoods are in comparison with present assessments to find out the quantity of change essential to replicate the present market, Davis stated.
Whereas particular person taxes will range, the common residential proprietor might see between a ten and 12% improve, if the tax fee stays the identical, Davis stated. Town’s actual property tax fee is 95 cents per $100 of assessed worth, which is beneath the state common of $1.04.
However that might change, too. Town is discussing the potential of a 10-cent actual property tax fee improve to assist fund town faculties reconfiguration venture.
The Metropolis Council will use the reassessment when figuring out a tax fee because it units about to fund metropolis initiatives, packages and providers within the fiscal yr 2023 funds.
The reassessment notices will likely be mailed Friday. The Metropolis Assessor’s Workplace may be contacted at 434-970-3136, Monday via Friday, 8 a.m. to five p.m. The workplace stays closed to the general public as a consequence of COVID-19.