The Office of Real Estate Assessments is responsible for the market valuation of all real property in the City of Waynesboro as mandated by state and local codes. All real properties are assessed at 100% of market value. Market value is defined as the probable price expressed in terms of money that a property would bring when exposed to sale on the open market. The City consists of 9,500 parcels of real estate, which are on biennial (every two years) reassessment cycle.
The Assessor’s Office maintains a factual record on each property. This record contains such information as ownership, deed book/ page number, ownership history, lot size, and specific building information. Also, any new construction or renovation work that takes place during the year is inspected, recorded and valued.
You can access property information via the web using the City of Waynesboro mapping service
The Waynesboro City Council sets the real estate tax rate annually, usually during the month of May. Click here
, for a history of the city’s real estate tax rates.
A tax relief program
is available for residents 65 years or older or residents who are permanently and totally disabled and meet certain income and net worth requirements. For more information on this program, you may contact the Commissioner of the Revenue Office at 540-942-6610.