Real Estate Assessor
The management and staff of the Office of Real Estate Assessor for the City of Suffolk are here to provide you with online access to property information. It is our hope that you find this site informative and helpful.
The mission of the City Assessor's Office is to accurately identify, list, classify and appraise all real property in the City in a fair and equitable manner as mandated by the Code of the State of Virginia, the Code of the City of Suffolk and in accordance with the professional guidelines set forth by the International Association of Assessing Officers.
As the Assessor it is my duty and responsibility to ensure that this mission is carried out in a respectful and well ordered manner by a well trained, qualified and diverse staff of professionals dedicated to the service of the citizens of the City of Suffolk.
If you are concerned in regards to the accuracy or fairness of your assessment, please look at the Assessment Process page which gives a brief overview of the assessment process as defined by the Code of Virginia. The page also provides an explanation about your rights and responsibilities pertaining to real assessments in Suffolk.
NOTICE and Disclaimer: Proposed assessment property record cards are only available to a property's owner of record.
The city does provide tax relief for seniors, disabled veterans and disabled citizens. This program is overseen by Social Services.
Certain properties, after meeting requirements, are eligible for tax exemption for qualifying rehab work. This incentive program is designed to protect and preserve our maturing neighborhoods and offers partial tax exemption for the rehabilitation, renovation or replacement of qualifying structures. View more information on rehabilitation of property improvements.
Land Use Program
The City of Suffolk also has an Agricultural Abatement or Land Use program. This program is designed to promote the preservation of land for public benefit and is based on use value rather than market value. There are three qualifying uses: agricultural, horticultural, and forest.