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    Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization (BOE) for the City of Lynchburg will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of inequalities including errors in acreage.  Upon hearing such complaints, either oral or written, the Board 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 presumption in favor of the assessment.  The taxpayer or agent must provide substantial 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.
    Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes to minimize waiting.  Property owners who filed Board of Equalization appeal forms with the City Assessor have been notified of their scheduled hearing time.  Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held at City Hall, City Assessor’s Office Conference Room on the following dates:

    August 13, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    August 15, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    August 20, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    (Additional dates and times will be scheduled if necessary and announced.)
    By the order of
    Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments for the City of Lynchburg

    The Lynchburg City Assessor's Office is required to maintain an alphabetical ownership tax roll each year for the period July 1 through June 30. To maintain the roll, the City Assessor must keep current property records showing physical characteristics of each parcel and in accordance with Chapter 18-48 of the Lynchburg City Code, Title 58.1 of the Code of Virginia, and Article X of the Virginia Constitution
    • Staff values approximately 31,540 real estate property parcels, of which 1,529 are exempt.
    • The real estate tax rate for 2018-19 is $1.11 per $100 of the total assessed value.
    • Property transfers and building permits are processed throughout the year and all parcels are reassessed biennially. Special appraisal estimates of value for budgeting and rental studies are prepared periodically.