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The purpose of this site is to provide information to those interested in use-value assessment in Virginia.


What is Land Use-Value Assessment?

Land use-value assessment is found in some form in all 50 states in the United States, suggesting support for the preservation of this land and for the reduction of tax burden on owners of land used in producing food, fiber, and timber. In 1974, Virginia passed legislation to enable localities to provided tax relief to land owners in order to preserve agricultural, horticulture, forestry and/or open space lands with the explicit purpose that the public would benefit from its preservation.

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Each year the Virginia State Land Evaluation Advisory Council (SLEAC) publishes use-value estimates of agricultural, horticultural, forest, and open space land. In jurisdictions with a local use value ordinance, these estimates aid the Commissioner of the Revenue or duly appointed Assessing Officer responsible for assessing real property. 

The Tax Year 2022 SLEAC approved estimates and historical archive can be found using the icons above, or using the button below.


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