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Real Estate Assessor's Office

Department Overview

The Newport News Real Estate Assessor's Office receives its authority from the Virginia Constitution, various statutes of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Newport News Charter and City Code. The Real Estate Assessor's Office assesses all real estate; interprets and administers all laws pertaining to real estate assessments and exemptions; publishes an annual land book; maintains records and provides information on all parcels of land in Newport News; and reviews assessments with the property owners. Each parcel of real estate in the City is assessed annually, effective as of the following July 1. The real estate tax rate is determined by City Council and the City Treasurer's Office handles the distribution of tax bills and collection of taxes.