Council briefed on county real estate reassessments


Vinton Town Council members were briefed on the Roanoke County general real estate reassessments for 2018 at their meeting on January 2. Statistics indicate assessed values are up 2.22 percent with almost $1.9 million in new construction in Vinton in 2017.

Vinton Town Council members were briefed on the general real estate reassessments for 2018 by Roanoke County Real Estate Valuation Director William E. “Billy” Driver at their meeting on January 2.

According to Town Manager Barry Thompson, each year the Roanoke County Assessor’s Office establishes the property values for all property in the county, which includes property in the Town of Vinton. All property owners receive a letter detailing their assessment values for both buildings and land. The letter includes a table with the previous three years of assessments. The letter states the tax percentage increase or decrease from the previous year. According to Driver, these letters were mailed to property owners on December…



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