The real estate tax rate is set each year by the Surry County Board of Supervisors. Surry County does not prorate real estate (except new dwellings when substantially completed). Real estate is taxed in the name of the owner as of January 1.
Surry County assesses real estate on a periodic basis. This assessment is contracted out to an independent contractor. Property owners whose assessment has been changed will be mailed a notice of change listing the dates of the reassessment hearings.
The Board of Equalization will convene following the reassessment hearings.