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PHONE:  (540) 375-3019|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |E-MAIL:  commissioner@salemva.gov
MAIL:  P.O. Box 869, Salem, VA 24153 |LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

Assessment Procedure

PHONE:  (540) 375-3019|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |E-MAIL:  commissioner@salemva.gov
MAIL:  P.O. Box 869, Salem, VA 24153 |LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

2017 VEHICLE ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES
 

Vehicle Year Assessment Value
1997 & Older 20% Depreciation of last year's value until reaching $225.00
1998 - 2009 Average loan value NADA Older Car Guide
2010 - 2016 Average loan value NADA Guide
2015 85% MSRP if available (For vehicles not in NADA books)
2016 90% MSRP if available (For vehicles not in NADA books)
2017 95% MSRP if available (For vehicles not in NADA books)

 

OLDER VEHICLES, ANTIQUE VEHICLES, RECONSTRUCTED VEHICLES, AND MOST TRUCKS OF 7501 AND HIGHER GW, USE A PERCENTAGE OF ORIGINAL COST. THE PERCENTAGE WILL BE THE FOLLOWING BY YEAR PURCHASED.

 

Year Purchased Assessment Value
2017 90% of cost
2016 80% of cost
2015 70% of cost
2014 60% of cost
2013 50% of cost
2012 40% of cost
2011 30% of cost
2010 25% of cost
2009 & Older 20% Depreciation of last year's value until reaching $225.00

 

MISCELLANEOUS VEHICLES

 

  • Utility, boat, horse trailers: % of cost, see chart above
  • Boats and Boat Motors (combined): % of cost, see chart above
  • Motor Homes; Conversion Vans: % of cost, see chart above
  • Camper Trailers: % of cost, see chart above
  • Motorcycles: NADA Loan value if available or % of cost, those out of book, use % of cost then reduce by 20% each year until reaching $225

MOBILE HOMES ARE ASSESSED BY THE WINGATE APPRAISAL GUIDE.