Essex County, Virginia Tax Assessors' Office
Tappahannock, Virginia 22560
Where is the Essex County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Essex County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Essex 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 Essex 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 Essex 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 Essex County Assessor's Office at (804) 443 4737 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 Essex County Facts:
The median home value in Essex County is between $173,937.00 and $196,863.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Essex County?
You can try contacting the Essex 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 Essex County is located in the County Courthouse in Tappahannock, which is located at P.O. Box 1079. You can direct your general inquiries to Essex County with the contact info listed below.
Essex County Phone Number
Essex County Fax Number
Essex County County Courthouse Address
P.O. Box 1079
Tappahannock, VA 22560-1079
Useful Essex County Links:
- Property Tax Search Tool & Property Maps
- Property Tax Lookup, Pay Property Taxes
- Essex County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Essex County Tax Records
- Essex County Government Homepage