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WASHINGTON COUNTY,
VIRGINIA
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
REAL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
AND PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the County of Washington, Virginia proposes to increase property
tax levies.
1. Assessment Increase: The total assessed value of real property, excluding additional assessments
due to new construction or improvements to property, exceeds last year’s total assessed value of real
property by 8%.
2. Lowered Rate Necessary to Offset Increased Assessment: The tax rate that would levy the same
amount of real estate tax as last year, when multiplied by the new total assessed value of real estate
with the exclusions mentioned above, would be $0.58 per $100 of assessed value. This rate will be
known as the “lowered tax rate.”
3. Effective Rate Increase: The County of Washington, Virginia, proposes to adopt a tax rate of
$0.68 per $100 of assessed value. The difference between the lowered tax rate and the proposed tax
rate would be a $0.10 per $100 or 17.25%. The difference will be known as the “effective tax rate
increase.” Individual property taxes may, however, increase at a percentage greater than or less than
the above percentage. The Effective Rate Increase is based on only if the Board of Supervisors were to
fully fund all funding requests made to the County.
4. Proposed Total Budget Increase: Based on the proposed real property tax rate and changes in other
revenues, the total budget of the County of Washington may exceed last year’s by 2% percent.
A public hearing on the increase will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board
of Supervisors Auditorium, located at 1 Government Center Place, Abingdon, Virginia. All citizens
have the right to attend the public hearing and comment on the proposed real property tax increase
within such reasonable time limits as shall be established by the Board of Supervisors. The Board
of Supervisors is not obligated to adopt the proposed tax rates, but may modify them, as it deems
necessary. The County Administrator’s Recommended Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 is
based on an adopted tax rate of $0.62 per $100 of assessed value. If recommendation is approved, this
represents a tax decrease.
Jason N. Berry
County Administrator

1 GOVERNMENT CENTER WAY STE A, ABINGDON, VA 24210

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