|Prince Edward County Board of Equalization|
|Prince Edward County Courthouse|
|111 South Street, Third Floor|
|P. O. Box 382|
|Farmville, VA 23901|
|Phone: (434) 392-8837|
The Board of Equalization (BOE) is appointed by the Circuit Court of Prince Edwrad County after the completion of a reassessment. Members, made up of Prince Edward County residents, are broadly representative of the community with a majority being freeholders, and at least 30 percent being current or former professionals in the real estate, construction, financial, or legal fields.
In accordance with Chapter Nineteen of Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia, the BOE is tasked with the following:
- To hear or receive complaints concerning the fair market value or uniformity of real estate assessments from any taxpayer or his agent;
- To correct any errors or omissions;
- To correct any known duplication or omissions in the assessment roll;
- To make public advertisement of its meetings and keep minutes of such meetings.
In all cases brought before the BOE, the valuation determined by the assessors is presumed to be correct. The taxpayer bears the burden of proving that the property is valued at more than its fair market value, that the assessment is not uniform in its application, or that the assessment is otherwise not equalized.
The Board of Equalization will meet for the purpose of hearing complaints of inequalities including errors in acreage. Upon hearing such complaints, either oral or written, the Board of Equalization will give consideration and INCREASE, DECREASE, OR AFFIRM such real estate assessments. Before a change can be granted, the taxpayer or his agent must overcome a clear prsumption in favor of the assessment. The taxpayer (or agent) must provide a preponderance of the evidence that the assessment of the property is not uniform with the assessments of other similar properties or that the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value.
Schedule a Meeting with the Board of Equalization:
Meetings with the Board of Equalization are by appointment only. There are no walk-in appointments. Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes to minimize waiting. To schedule an appointment to appear before the Board of Equalization, please call 434-392-8837, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Meetings of the Board of Equalization to hear objections will be held in the Prince Edward County Courthouse, Third Floor Conference Room, 111 South Street, Farmville, Virginia. The dates and times are:
|Friday, February 20, 2015||9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Friday, February 27, 2015||9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 11, 2015||9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 17, 2015||9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 18, 2015||4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 31, 2015||9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Friday, April 17, 2015||9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, May 13, 2015||2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|*Additional dates and times will be scheduled, if necessary, and advertised. For addtional information, please contact the Prince Edward County Administrator's Office at 434-392-8837.|
|Board of Equalization|
|County of Prince Edward, Virginia|
|Wilkie W. Chaffin, Ph.D.
2747 Singleton Road
Pamplin, VA 23958
|James W. Garnett, Jr.
5368 Lockett Road
Rice, VA 23966
285 Goose Creek Road
Cullen, VA 23934
|Marshall A. Thackston
6 Morris Creek Road
Charlotte Court House, VA 23923
|Cheryl B. Whirley
5851 Meherrin Road
Meherrin, VA 23954
Every six years, a general real estate reassessment must be conducted in accordance with Section 58.1-3252 of the Code of Virginia. These assessments are effective for six years unless a change is made such as boundary adjustment, division of property, change in zoning, court orders, and new construction.
The County has contracted with Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, an experienced, professional appraisal firm, to reassess every parcel in the county at its fair market value.
• Field work for Real Estate data collection begins in August.
• Reassessment Notices will be mailed in the fall.
• Informal Hearings with Reassessment firm held in December.
• Hearing results mailed in late December.
• Reassessment complete.
• Final Reassessment values effective January 1, 2015.
• Court appoints the Board of Equalization (BOE) in January (above).
• BOE holds formal hearings starting in February 2015.
• Board of Supervisors sets tax rates in April.