Real property tax; notice of assessment. (HB525)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property tax; notice of assessment. Requires every notice of assessment to set forth (i) the new and prior two appraised values of land and appraised value of improvements, and the assessed values of such if different from the appraised values; (ii) the new tax rate and the rates for the prior two tax years; (iii) the total new tax levy and the tax levies for the prior two years; and (iv) the percentage changes in such levies. Under current law, such information is required for the current year and the prior year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100684D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2014Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #1
01/20/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB525)
01/22/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Reported from Finance (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Read first time
01/29/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2014Read third time and passed House (93-Y 6-N)
01/30/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
02/10/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB525)
02/11/2014Reported from Finance with amendment (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/2014Read third time
02/13/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2014Passed Senate with amendment (37-Y 0-N)
02/14/2014Placed on Calendar
02/17/2014Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 3-N)
02/17/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB525ER)
02/19/2014Signed by Speaker
02/21/2014Signed by President
02/24/2014Impact statement from TAX (HB525ER)
03/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 71 (effective 7/1/14)
03/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0071)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Thomas Nelson, Jr. writes:

I agree with the submission because real estate tax paying citizens need to know the actual $$$ change in their taxes, not just an assessment notice for the prior assessment(s). This bill will let tax payers see a trend in the real estate property taxes. I appreciate seeing legislation which help the tax payer better understand assessments and resulting taxes.

James writes:

Get ready to be enraged. Most dont track or notice the increases much due to the mortgage company collecting and paying through escroll account. My taxes have almost tripled since 2005. They keep telling everyone that they are hurting cause values are going down but in real world they are still collecting over double. most of this is such BS cause the more they collect the more they find something to spend it one and then next year claim they have no money for schools. Then raise taxes for the children of course. Then repeat next year. In Va beach our mayor a couple years ago took 55 million from the school funds Then next year after go the schools to come out and say hey we are short 50 million so no after school programs, no buses picking up kids etc. Got all the kids and teachers and even many many parents crying for a raise in taxes for the children. bunch of crooks. They even trooted out kids in wheel chairs claiming a cut in those servise and even had speach impaired kids try to talk to tell everyone to raise the taxes for them.