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For the health and safety of the Fairfax community, beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, City Hall access and in-person services are closed to the public, until further notice, due to recommended health practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Real Estate Assessment staff are available during regular business hours (8:30 am to 5 pm weekdays, excluding holidays).  Please call 703.385.7840 or  send a message to:  realestate@fairfaxva.gov .*NEW Appeals to the Assessor  (Administrative Appeal) and to the Board of Equalization may be submitted via email to: realestate@fairfaxva.gov.  Thank you for your cooperation.

January 1  Effective date of 2020 assessments
January 15 2019 Supplemental assessment notices mailed
March 6 2020 Assessment notices mailed to property owner
April 10

Deadline to request a Review (Administrative Appeal)

Mid-May Real estate tax bills mailed to property owners
June 30 Deadline to file an Appealwith the Board of Equalization
August 31 Deadline for filing 2020 income/expense surveys

The primary goal of this division is to ensure the fair and equitable assessment of all real property in the City of Fairfax, based on fair market value, the end result being the fair and even distribution of the tax burden among all property owners. Below is a summary of the services provided by this division:

  • Annually appraise all property located in the City of Fairfax (approximately 9,221 parcels), and provide notification of new assessments yearly
  • Review assessments and perform property inspections as requested
  • Perform general field reviews of up to 25% of properties annually, based on rotating 4-year schedule
  • List, inspect, and appraise new construction as per building permits (approximately 1,200 per year)
  • Obtain and maintain data on all property transfers, subdivisions, etc., occurring within the City (approximately 800 per year)
  • Maintain complete current and historical files for all properties in the City
  • Administer the Commercial and Residential Rehab Exemption Programs
  • Provide property and sales data to other city departments, taxpayers, agents, fee appraisers, title examiners, etc., on an ongoing basis
  • Produce real estate land book annually, and supplemental land books as necessary
  • Serve as support staff to the Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments (approx. 10 meetings per year)
  • Maintain and update CAMA system, web page information, and on-line real estate data base