Appeal Procedures
You must complete the Board of Equalization (BOE) application explaining why you believe your
assessment is incorrect, and you must include supporting documentation. Follow these guidelines
to submit your appeal:
Appeal applications, including all written evidence, must be delivered to the BOE or postmarked
by May 1, 2020; if the filing deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the deadline is
the following business day. All parts of the appeal must be neatly typed and submitted to the
BOE as an original plus four copies.
No additional evidence will be accepted at the public hearing.
If the taxpayer, or in the case of corporations, etc, the officer, is not preparing and will
not be present during the appeal, an original letter of authorization, duly notarized, must
be included in the appeal package.
The Board of Equalization is a body appointed by the Circuit Court. It is completely
independent of the City of Manassas, Commissioner of Revenue, Real Estate
Assessments division. As such, Letters of Authorization (L.O.A.) are not
transferrable between the two parties. The Board requires its own original L.O.A. Faxes,
facsimiles and emails are not acceptable on the original filing, but are acceptable for the
Board’s required additional copies of the original submission.
Note: Incomplete applications will be returned to the sender and the May 1st deadline
not extended due to same.
Phone: (703) 257-8229
Hours:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday Friday
Mailing Address:
Board of Equalization
City of Manassas
PO Box 125
Manassas, VA 20108-0125
Address for hand-delivery:
9027 Center St
Room 104
Manassas, VA 20110
2020 APPEAL OF REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT 2020
ACCOUNT NUMBER
(This form to be used for one parcel only)
DATE
MAP NUMBER
DOUBLE CIRCLE #
BLOCK NUMBER
LOT NUMBER
OFFICE USE ONLY
DATE RECEIVED
CURRENT ASSESSED VALUE
BUILDING(S)
TOTAL
PRIOR ASSESSED VALUE
BUILDING(S)
TOTAL
NAME OF OWNER(S)
PROPERTY ADDRESS
LOT SIZE
MAILING ADDRESS
SALE PRICE (IF PURCHASED WITHIN PAST 5 YEARS)
SALE DATE
I (We), hereby apply for a hearing before the Board of Equalization and Assessment Review for the following reasons (check all
that apply):
1. The new assessment is in excess of the Market Value of the property as of January 1 of this year.
2. The new assessment is inequitable as compared to like surrounding properties.
3. Other. Attach cover letter and all documentation to support your position of appeal for correction.
A cover letter with All relevant information to support your position of appeal for a corrected assessment
must accompany this form, postmarked by the deadline of May 1, 2020.
You will receive a copy of the City’s rebuttal two weeks prior to the scheduled Board Hearing date. State
your conclusion of Fair Market value as of January 1, 2020:
Owner/Agent Signature
Date
Owner/Agent Printed Name
Contact Number(s):
Work:
Home:
Cell:
Email:
I (We) wish to have the results of this appeal mailed to:
I (We) or my representative will be appearing at the Board Hearing (circle one):
Yes
No
APPEAL DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2020
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