Real Estate Assessment
Real Estate in Dinwiddie County is taxed at 100 percent of fair market value as required by the state constitution. This is determined by conducting a thorough sales study immediately prior to each general reassessment of real property.
Reassessments are conducted every six years. In between assessments, the commissioner of the revenue and her field assessors value any new construction and other changes to the real property. In addition, new subdivisions of property and improvements are taxed when they are substantially complete.
- Dinwiddie County current real estate property records (by searching the system using an owner's name, property map number, or street name)
- The county's interactive mapping (layers of specific information on a selected parcel of property or area)
- View Property Card
- Access Interactive mapping
Real Estate Taxes
Based on the assessed evaluations, the annual tax rate (set by the Board of Supervisors each April for that calendar year) is applied to real property in Dinwiddie County. The real estate tax bills are then generated based on all information available as of the printing date.
The county bills real estate taxes in halves, with first half taxes being due by June 5 and second half due by December 5. Items of new construction and corrections for items previously under billed are supplemented, resulting in an additional bill being sent with another due date. Citizens can use the county's simple, user-friendly online payment system to pay their real estate tax bills.
Real Estate Tax Relief
As allowed, Dinwiddie County provides for real property tax relief for:
- Senior citizens
- Permanently and totally disabled persons
- 100 percent service-connection qualifying disabled veterans or surviving spouses
- Surviving spouses of service members killed in the line of duty
There are specific requirements with regard to eligibility for each of these types of tax relief and an application along with the proper documentation must be provided.
- Relief for 100% Service Connected Qualifying Disabled Veterans (PDF)
- Relief for Elderly or Permanently & Totally Disabled (PDF)
- Relief for surviving spouses of service members killed in the line of duty (PDF)
In order to encourage the continuation of farms, orchards, and forests, the county has adopted an ordinance to allow taxpayers to apply for specially reduced assessments on certain real estate, depending on its use. Taxpayers owning and operating such qualifying agricultural, horticultural, forestry, and open space land may apply for special annual deferment of real estate taxes.
Should property in land use change to non-qualifying, immediate notification should be sent to the commissioner of the revenue. When property is removed from land use, due to a change in use, roll-back taxes may be applied for the current and preceding five years plus interest. Forestry use requires a plan by the taxpayer or a forester.