Assessment / Real Estate Information

Assessment / Real Estate Information

Assessment / Real Estate Information
A county-wide reassessment of land and buildings is done every six years. New construction is picked up at the beginning of every year.

Personal property including business furniture and fixtures are assessed every year. Any property in the county on the first day of the year is taxed all year as we are not a prorating county.

Please see our other Real Estate website to access property cards. They are searchable by map number, name and address. 

If you have questions, contact the Commissioner of the Revenue's office.

Agricultural Real Estate

Agricultural Real Estate
In Amelia County there is an Ordinance that allows for a deferral of taxes for owners for qualifying Agricultural real estate. The requirements to qualify for this program are:

  • Must be at least 5 acres
  • Must be "for profit" - farmers may cut crops to feed their own animals that are for profit
  • Must supply proof of sales
  • Must pay application fee for each parcel
  • Each owner must sign each renewal, unless there is a signed affidavit that allows someone to sign on behalf
  • Must be in production of a crop or animal
  • Must apply 60 days before the year that the deferral is sought
  • Cannot be delinquent on tax payments or will be removed from the program.

Additional Notes

  • Roll back taxes are possible on land that is removed from the program
  • The deferral reduces qualifying acreage to $520 per acre for each qualifying acre
  • Virginia Code section 58.1-3229 through 58.1-3244: the State Land Evaluation Advisory Council (SLEAC) and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services establish all of the guidelines that are to be followed and met
  • Any taxes unpaid on parcels benefitting from this program on April 1 of the following year will result in the parcel being removed from the program