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

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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.

Recent Updates

TY2023 draft estimates were presented at the 2022 State Land Evaluation Advisory Council (SLEAC) Meeting on August 10, 2022.  Please direct questions on the estimates to the following contacts:

 Agricultural/ Horticultural Estimates РPatrick Kayser Рpatrickk@vt.edu

Forest Estimates – Dean Cumbia – dean.cumbia@dof.virginia.gov

Open Space Estimates – Lisa McGee – lisa.mcgee@dcr.virginia.gov

Agriculture

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