Important dates in 2018

January 1  Effective date of 2018 assessments
January 26 2017 Supplemental assessment notices mailed
March 2 2018 Assessment notices mailed to property owners
April 12

Deadline to request a Review (Administrative Appeal)

Mid-May Real estate tax bills mailed to property owners
June 29 Deadline to file an Appeal with the Board of Equalization
August 31 Deadline for filing 2018 income/expense surveys

The primary goal of this division is to ensure the fair and equitable assessment of all real property in the City of Fairfax, based on fair market value, the end result being the fair and even distribution of the tax burden among all property owners. Below is a summary of the services provided by this division:

  • Annually appraise all property located in the City of Fairfax (approximately 9,023 parcels), and provide notification of new assessments yearly
  • Review assessments and perform property inspections as requested
  • Perform general field reviews of up to 25% of properties annually, based on rotating 4-year schedule
  • List, inspect, and appraise new construction as per building permits (approximately 800 per year)
  • Obtain and maintain data on all property transfers, subdivisions, etc., occurring within the City (approximately 600 per year)
  • Maintain complete current and historical files for all properties in the City
  • Administer the Commercial and Residential Rehab Exemption Programs
  • Provide property and sales data to other city departments, taxpayers, agents, fee appraisers, title examiners, etc., on an ongoing basis
  • Produce real estate land book annually, and supplemental land books as necessary
  • Serve as support staff to the Board of Equalization of Real Estate Assessments (approx. 10 meetings per year)
  • Maintain and update CAMA system, web page information, and on-line real estate data base