Our Fees

Fees for Services

Vehicle Valuation Per Value Date and Per Apposite Value: $575 per vehicle for work performed at our office in Great Falls, Virginia. For work performed in the Washington, DC area, and outside of the office, an additional fee is charged. In Virginia, Fairfax, Loudoun and Arlington Counties – $65. In Maryland, Montgomery County – $80. All other Washington area locations and Washington, DC – $95. For other locations, a one-way mileage fee is charged. Fee adjustments for multiple cars may apply. Please contact our office.

The following vehicle appraisals incur an additional fee. These include coachbuilt or limited production, one of a kind, prototype, historically important vehicles, race cars, hot rods, street rods, modified vehicles, other wheeled transportation and commercial vehicles. Additionally, many pre-WWII vehicles require additional research resulting in a higher fee. Please contact our office.

Diminished Value appraisal fee: $595 per vehicle, plus expenses and mileage if applicable. Exotic and limited production vehicle diminished value reports start at $795. This fee includes physical inspection by the appraiser of the vehicle. Please contact our office.

Consultant Work Performed in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area: $350 per hour or $2,200 full day, $1,100 half day. Includes examination of vehicle condition, opinions of authenticity and originality, preparation and review of depositions, photographs, repairs, reports, restoration, library or other research, consultations, trial preparation, oral and written reports. (Mileage over 100 miles billed at an additional $2.00 per mile one way).

Consultant Work Performed Outside of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area: $2,450 per day, plus expenses, billed in half day increments of $1,250, plus actual expenses incurred, including travel, meals, lodging, and professional support requirements, etc.

Deposition Fee: $425 per hour (two hour minimum, billed in 30-minute increments; supersedes hourly rate) Travel to and from office billed
at hourly rate. Out of town rate extra. Please contact our office for more information.

Expert Witness Fee:
$425 per hour (two hour minimum, billed in 30 minute increments; supersedes hourly rate) Travel to and from our
office billed at hourly rate. Out of town rate extra.

Terms: New accounts will be initiated with a retainer fee of $2,500 or 50% of estimated appraisal fee including anticipated expenses. Balance of fee is due upon completion and delivery of appraisal.

Open Accounts: Open accounts are billed monthly and are payable upon receipt. Fees for deposition must be paid in advance based upon the anticipated duration of the examination. Balance due, if any shall be paid within five days of the deposition. Fees for court testimony must be paid in advance if retainer balance is less than $1,000.

All appraisals are written in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Written narrative reports are subject specific. Receipt of retainer fees by USAppraisal indicates client’s acceptance and agreement to the terms and conditions of employment as specified herein.

Questions about fees or a specific quote needed? Please call our office at (703) 759-9100.