If your opinion of the value of your personal or real property differs from the assessor’s, you may file an appeal through the Board of Equalization and Review during the month of February. You may make an appointment through the Jefferson County Assessor's office in the month of January. The Board will ask you to state the value of your property and support that value with either a certified appraisal, your real estate insurance information, examples of recent comparable sales in your area between July 1 and June 30 of the previous year. You may appeal market values only for the current Tax Year.
The State of West Virginia mandatorily requires that each assessor in West Virginia analyze properties and make changes to the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMA) on a yearly basis. This means that your value may go up or down slightly in any given year. If your value increases over 10% and is $1000 or more assessed value in any given year, you will receive a written notice of increase of assessment.
The Assessor recommends the property owner contact the Assessor's office to verify property information.