Appeal Procedure

You must complete the Board of Equalization (BOE) application explaining why you believe your assessment is incorrect, and you must include supporting documentation. Follow these guidelines to submit your appeal.

Appeal applications, including all written evidence, must be delivered to the BOE or postmarked by May 1. If the filing deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the deadline is the following business day. All parts of the appeal must be neatly typed and submitted to the BOE as an original plus four copies.
  • No additional evidence will be accepted at the public hearing
  • If the taxpayer, or in the case of corporations, etc, the officer, is not preparing and will not be present during the appeal, an original letter of authorization, duly notarized, must be included in the appeal package
  • The Board of Equalization is a body appointed by the circuit court. It is completely independent of the City of Manassas Commissioner of Revenue Real Estate Assessments division. As such, letters of authorization (L.O.A.) are not transferable between the two parties. The board requires its own original L.O.A. faxes, facsimiles, and emails are not acceptable on the original filing, but are acceptable for the board’s required additional copies of the original submission
Note: Incomplete applications will be returned to the sender and the May 2 eadline will not be extended.


  • BOE Appeal Form
  • Mailing Address:
    Board of Equalization
    City of Manassas
    PO Box 125
    Manassas, VA 20108-0125
  • Address for hand-delivery:
    9027 Center St.
    Room 104
    Manassas, VA 20110