Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for the City of Covington will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of inequalities including errors in acreage. Upon hearing such complaints, either oral or written, the Board will give consideration AND INCREASE, DECREASE OR AFFIRM such as real estate assessments. Before a change can be granted, the taxpayer or his agent must overcome a clear presumption in favor of the assessment. The taxpayer or agent must provide a preponderance of the evidence that the assessment of the property is not uniform with the assessments of other similar properties that the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value.

Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes to minimize waiting. To schedule an appointment to appear before the Board of Equalization, please call 540-965-6351, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday excluding legal holidays. Meetings of the Board to hear objections will be held in the Council Chambers of City Hall,  333 W. Locust Street, Covington, VA 24426.

The dates and times are:

July 22, 2019 – 9am to 4pm
July 23, 2019 – 1pm to 8pm
July 24, 2019 – 9am to 4pm
July 25, 2019 – 9am to 4pm
July 26, 2019 – 9am to 4pm

August 19, 2019 – 9am to 4pm
August 20, 2019 – 1pm to 8pm
August 21, 2019 – 9am to 4pm
August 22, 2019 – 9am to 4pm
August 23, 2019 – 9am to 4pm

Additional dates and times will be scheduled if necessary and advertised ten days in advance of the hearing dates.

By order of the City of Covington Board of Equalization.

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