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Code of Virginia
Title 58.1. Taxation
Chapter 32. Real Property Tax

§ 58.1-3295.3. Assessment of real property; data centers.

A. As used in this section:

"Computer equipment and peripherals" means computer equipment and peripherals subject to classification under the provisions of subdivision A 17 of § 58.1-3503 or under the provisions of subdivision A 43 of § 58.1-3506.

"Cost approach" means assessing value by determining the cost to construct a reproduction or suitable replacement of fixtures and deducting physical, functional, and economic depreciation sustained by such fixtures.

"Data center" means the same as such term is defined in subdivision A 43 of § 58.1-3506.

"Fixtures" means all fixtures and equipment used in a data center except computer equipment and peripherals, equipment used for external surveillance and security, and fire and burglar alarm systems. "Fixtures" includes generators, radiators, exhaust fans, and fuel storage tanks; electrical substations, power distribution equipment, cogeneration equipment, and batteries; chillers, computer room air conditioners, and cool towers; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; water storage tanks, water pumps, and piping; monitoring systems; and transmission and distribution equipment.

B. If fixtures are installed at a data center and taxed under the provisions of this chapter, such fixtures shall be assessed using the cost approach.

2022, cc. 671, 672.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.