Appealing Assessment

Appealing your assessment does not guarantee a reduction nor does the filing of an appeal relieve the payment of the tax bill by the respective due date. If the assessment is later reduced as a result of an appeal and the original bill was paid, the county may issue a tax refund if all other taxes are current.

Appealing a Business Tax Assessment

Any taxpayer wishing to seek a review of an assessment of local business tax, including but not limited to, business license tax, business tangible personal property tax, and machinery and tools tax, may appeal to the Commissioner of the Revenue to examine such assessment.

Appeals must be filed within at least one year of the last day of the tax year for which such assessment is made, or within one year of the date of the appealable event (business license assessments) or date of assessment (business tangible personal property and machinery and tools assessments), whichever is later.

Appealing a Personal Property Assessment

Any taxpayer wishing to seek a review of their assessment for personal property, including but not limited to, motorized vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, trailers, boats, airplanes, and mobile homes, may appeal to the Commissioner of the Revenue to examine such assessment.

Personal Property Appeals must be filed within three years from the end of the tax year for which the assessment is made, or within one year from the date of the assessment, whichever is later.

Filing Instructions

If you believe that your assessment is incorrect or that a filing error was made, please submit a written appeal to the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue in person or by mail

Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 124
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0908

All written requests must sufficiently include

  • Taxpayer Information
  • Amount in dispute
  • Tax periods covered by the challenged assessments
  • Each alleged error in the assessment
  • Grounds upon which the taxpayer relies
  • Remedy sought
  • Any other facts relevant to the taxpayer's contention

Please review all appeal process requirements and be sure to submit any necessary documentation to the Chesterfield County Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue. To assist you in preparing your appeal, please consult the following resources