Amherst County, Virginia Tax Assessors' Office
100 Goodwin Street
Amherst, Virginia 24521
Where is the Amherst County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Amherst County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Amherst County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Amherst County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Amherst County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Amherst County Assessor's Office at (434) 946 9310 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Amherst County Facts:
The median home value in Amherst County is between $136,375.00 and $148,025.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Amherst County?
You can try contacting the Amherst County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Amherst County is located in the County Courthouse in Amherst, which is located at 153 Washington. You can direct your general inquiries to Amherst County with the contact info listed below.
Amherst County Phone Number
Amherst County Fax Number
Amherst County County Courthouse Address
Amherst, VA 24521
Useful Amherst County Links:
- Amherst County Government Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Tax Map Search
- Amherst County Assessors' Office Homepage