Appeal Process

Office Review of Assessment

See Quick Links for the Office Review of Assessment Appeal Period Calendar.

In accordance with the Municipal Code of Hampton, the deadline to file an Office Review Application is thirty (30) days from the date of the assessment notice. Before filing an application, please call the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate and speak with a real estate appraiser: They will provide an explanation of the reassessment process and information regarding your property and the surrounding assessment neighborhood.

This is also a valuable opportunity for the property owner to confirm that the records of the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate contain the correct improvement size and property characteristics of their property and comparable properties. 

If there is still a concern about the equity and/or fairness of the assessment of your property you may make an application for a review: The Office Review of Assessment Application can be printed from the website, mailed to you or obtained at the Office of the Real Estate Assessor. Office Review of Assessment Applications are received and processed following the mailing of Change in Assessment Notices. The completed application should be returned to the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate. With permission a real estate appraiser will make a detailed inspection to confirm the accuracy of the improvement size and property characteristics. Inaccuracies in data will be corrected immediately, the assessed value will be reviewed and adjustments to the assessed value will be made if necessary.

Office Review Applications are available on the Applications & Forms section of the website during the open appeal period.

Board of Review

See Quick Links for the Board of Review Appeal Period Calendar.

Another level of appeal is to file an application with the Board of Review. Board members are Hampton property owners and are appointed by City Council to hear appeals and determine if an adjustment to value is warranted. The Board of Review Application can be printed from the website, mailed to you or obtained at the Office of the Real Estate Assessor. In accordance with the Municipal Code of Hampton the deadline to file a Board of Review Application is sixty (60) days from the date of the assessment notice. 

 

See Quick Links for more information on the Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments.

Board of Review Applications are available on the Applications & Forms section of the website during the open appeal period.

Circuit Court

Property owners may file a petition to the Circuit Court without first making Office Review or Board of Review appeals. There is not an application for this process. The property owner will be bound by the rules of the Circuit Court in filing a petition.