The Bath County Board of Supervisors has retained Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd., to perform the County’s 2022 General Reassessment, effective July 1, 2022. The County is on a 6-year reassessment cycle. Wampler – Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. conducted the last reassessment in Bath County that was effective January 1, 2017. Wampler-Eanes specializes in reassessments for ad valorem tax purposes.
The purpose of the reassessment is to reflect 100 percent fair market value, as required by State law, and to obtain uniformity, assuring that properties of similar type and value carry similar assessments. Members of the reassessment team will begin visiting properties on or before September 1, 2021. Visits to individual properties will continue through Spring 2022. The field assessments are expected to be completed before April 30, 2022.
Assessors will be carrying photo ID’s and will have magnetic ‘County Reassessment’ signs on their vehicles. Assessors will also practice social distancing and follow CDC recommended safety protocols related to COVID-19. “We want to alert the public to this, because our assessors and data collectors will be coming to resident’s homes and to county businesses to view and assess all buildings, dwellings and the overall property. Assessors will take exterior pictures and measurements while visiting properties,” said Steven I. Wampler, President of Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. “It is the Assessor’s purpose to collect sufficient data to determine the fair market value of each property. Our ultimate goal is to get a good, accurate, and equitable assessment of all real estate in the County,” said Wampler.
The home office of Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. is located in Daleville, Virginia. The owners, Steven I. Wampler and Gary L. Eanes have performed 128 reassessments in 51 Virginia and North Carolina localities over the last 25 years.