If I disagree with the county's assessment of my property, how can the value be changed?
The county assesses personal property on the assumption that it is in fair condition for its age. The vehicle owner can request a review of the assessment if a vehicle is not in average condition as of January 1 of the tax year because of high mileage, extensive un-repaired body damage or serious mechanical defects. This does not include normal wear and tear on tires, seals, battery, gaskets, pumps, hoses, belts, brake system, cooling system, electrical and ignition system, fuel system, exhaust system and front-end parts. Appealing your assessment does not guarantee that it will be reduced. If your appeal is for high mileage, please submit a copy of the latest safety inspection slip, vehicle repair or similar documentation which shows the mileage. You may submit your January 1 mileage online by February 15 each year if you wish to have high mileage considered in the annual assessment process.

For extensive un-repaired body damage or serious mechanical defects, please submit an itemized estimate from an automobile repair facility on business letterhead detailing the extent of damage and the cost to repair the vehicle. Other acceptable documentation would be a copy of an insurance company estimate describing the condition and cost to repair the damage. It must be clear from the documents provided that the condition existed on January 1 of the tax year.

All appeals must be received by December 31 of the tax year being appealed. Appeals are reviewed in the order received. Please allow up to 60 days for processing. The tax bill is still required to be paid by the respective due date. If the assessment is later reduced as a result of the appeal, the county will issue a tax refund. The Commissioner recommends that, to avoid a late payment penalty, you pay your bill in full, have the assessment corrected, then receive a refund based on the corrected assessment.

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1. Questions concerning General Reassessment
2. How do I obtain my real estate assessment for my property?
3. What to do if you dispose of a vehicle.
4. What to do if you purchase a new or used vehicle.
5. How do I know if I need a Dinwiddie County Business License?
6. What to do if you move in or out of the County of Dinwiddie for Personal Property.
7. What are my tax obligations if I am an active-duty military person maintaining Dinwiddie County as my legal residence?
8. What are my tax obligations if I am an active-duty military person or a non-military spouse maintaining a legal domicile in a state other than Virginia?
9. Which vehicles are subject to the Vehicle Personal Property Tax?
10. What are my tax obligations if I am a member of the armed services of the United States and will be or have been deployed outside of the United States?
11. What personal property tax is prorated?
12. What personal property tax is not prorated?
13. How does the proration of personal property tax work?
14. If I moved taxable personal property out of Dinwiddie County or sell it during the tax year, am I eligible for a refund of personal property taxes already paid?
15. What is the date business personal property, mobile homes, and airplanes must be filed?
16. What type of property is taxable?
17. Is it possible for the assessed value of my vehicle to be higher this year than it was last year?
18. Does a new car manufacturer’s rebate reduce the original cost basis of a new vehicle for purposes of personal property tax assessment?
19. If I disagree with the county's assessment of my property, how can the value be changed?
20. How are antique motor vehicles assessed?
21. What is unusually high mileage?
22. How are mobile homes assessed?
23. How do I know if I need a Dinwiddie County Business License?
24. How do I get a Dinwiddie County Business License?
25. What is Meals Tax?
26. What is the rate for Meals Tax?
27. What is the rate for the Transient Lodging Tax?
28. Are there any foods or drinks exempted from Meals Tax?
29. How can I check on my Virginia State Tax Refund?
30. Do I need to file a Virginia State Income Tax Return?
31. Where do I get Virginia State Income Tax Forms?
32. Where do I mail Tax returns?
33. How do I apply for an Elderly Real Estate Exemption?
34. I am compensated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 100 percent. However, my actual disability rating as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is less than 100 percent.
35. I am a disabled veteran who has qualified for the real property exemption. I am selling my principal residence within Dinwiddie and purchasing a new home, which is also in Dinwiddie.
36. My spouse was a veteran and determined to be 100 percent, service-connected, totally and permanently disabled by the U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs. My spouse passed away prior to January 1, 2011.