The Commissioner of Revenue’s Office is responsible for the records management and assessments for all real property located in Alleghany County. Obtaining deeds of bargain and sale, deeds of correction, and lists of heirs, wills and other records from the Clerk of the Circuit Court allows us to complete the transfer of ownership of property. It is important to maintain timely recordings of transfers to ensure that current owners of property are assessed and taxed. Our records are accessible to the public and widely used by Realtors, attorneys, title search personnel, prospective homebuyers, sellers, appraisers, and surveyors. We maintain history files of all parcels of land in the County as well as information specific to each parcel that includes: ownership, deed and plat references, ownership history, and specific house information.
How is my property assessed?
Assessed values for real estate are set every six years during the general reassessment. The purpose of the general reassessment is to bring assessed values in line with fair market value. The last general reassessment in Alleghany County was effective on January 1, 2013. In between general reassessments, the Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for assessing any new construction from building permits each year.