Real Estate Assessor to Hold Meeting on Land Use Assessment Program

Real Estate Assessor to Hold Meeting on Land Use Assessment Program

For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2024

For additional information, contact:
Jackie Lipford, Public Information Officer
(804) 722-8607

Real Estate Assessor to Hold Meeting on Land Use Assessment Program

Prince George, VA - The County Real Estate Assessor will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 6:00 PM in the County Boardroom, located on the third floor of the County Administration Building at 6602 Courts Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to provide residents with an overview of the Land Use Assessment Program. Time will be allotted after the presentation for questions, and the Real Estate Assessor encourages current and prospective land use participants to attend.

The Land Use Assessment Program, provided for in the Code of Virginia §58.1-3230-43, allows localities to offer special assessments for agricultural, horticultural, and forest lands, as well as open space. Properties that qualify for this program are assessed based on the value of the land for their production rather than a higher fair market value. The program aims to support farming, forestry, and the preservation of open spaces.

Currently, 9% of parcels in Prince George County, totaling 1,285 properties, are part of the Land Use Program. Citizens are encouraged to attend the information session to learn about the various criteria, qualifying conditions, and restrictions that exist for acceptance and annual continuation in the program.

If you are unable to attend the Land Use Assessment Program meeting on March 6, the Real Estate Assessor gave a similar presentation to the Board of Supervisors on February 13, 2024. The presentation begins at the 56:19 mark of the meeting. Residents can view it at:

Reassessment Information:
In late January, Prince George County property owners received assessment notices informing them of the value of their property as of January 1, 2024. This value is used to determine real estate tax bills that are due in December 2024 and June 2025. Property owners who have concerns can submit an appeal application. The deadline for submitting an office appeal is March 1, while the deadline for the Board of Equalization is April 1. Appeal documents, land use criteria, and other assessment information can be found online at the following link: