James City County, Virginia Tax Assessors' Office
101-F Mounts Bay Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
Where is the James City County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the James City County Assessor's Office do for me?
The James City 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 James City 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 James City 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 James City County Assessor's Office at (757) 253 6650 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 James City County Facts:
The median home value in James City County is between $341,884.00 and $355,316.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact James City County?
You can try contacting the James City 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 James City County is located in the County Administration Building in Williamsburg, which is located at PO BOX 8784. You can direct your general inquiries to James City County with the contact info listed below.
James City County Phone Number
James City County Fax Number
James City County County Administration Building Address
County Administration Building
PO BOX 8784
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8784
Useful James City County Links:
- James City County Assessors' Office Homepage
- James City County Government Homepage
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Property Tax Search Tool & GIS Map