The Assessment Office is responsible for real estate assessments and maintaining real estate data files. Real estate assessment data is available online using the County GIS website or in the Real Estate office by using the public access terminal. Any questions regarding your tax bill should be directed to the Treasurer’s Office. Please have your account number/parcel code from a previous tax bill or assessment notice, to identify the property in question.
- Search by Name or Parcel # then click "View Bill"
Real Estate Assessments
The code of Virginia 58.1-3201 requires that real estate assessments be at 100% of fair market value. Fair Market Value means “the most probable prices (in terms of money) which a property should bring in a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale, the buyer and seller each acting prudently and knowledgeable, and assuming this price is not affected by undue stimulus.”
Properties in Henry County are reassessed every 4 years.
Our last Reassessment was effective JAN.1, 2021
Taxpayers Steps to Appeal Their Reassessment
After the General Reassessment is concluded, there are 3 steps to appeal your reassessment. The burden of proof is on the taxpayer to prove that the assessment is incorrect or unequal with similar properties, as provided by to the Code of Virginia 58.1-3379.
In order to determine the fair market value of properties in the County of Henry, a full-time staff of appraisers is employed in the Real Estate Assessor's Office to study and evaluate all recent sales of real estate in the county and establish the new assessment values of land and improvements.
The appraisers are trained and educated in current appraisal practices and techniques in use, through various courses provided by the Virginia Department of Taxation, the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers, and the International Association of Assessing Officers.