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Tax Relief Programs

Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners

This tax relief program is available to anyone 65 or older, or who is totally and permanently disabled, and who owns and lives in the home for which the relief is applied. Tax relief ranges from 10 to 80 percent, depending on the total household income.

For senior citizens:

  • Must be 65 years of age or older on December 31 of the year immediately preceding the taxable year.
  • Must own and live in the home for which relief is applied (includes mobile homes).
  • Must have total household income that does not exceed $50,000 – excluding $6,000 for any relative living in the home.
  • Total financial net worth, excluding the value of the home and one acre of land, must not exceed $100,000.
  • Everyone (first time applicants and re-applicants) must apply annually between January 1 and February.

Application for Real Estate Exemption for Certain Elderly and Disabled Persons

For those with disabilities:

  • Must be permanently and totally disabled.
  • Must submit certification of disability from the Social Security Administration.
  • Must own and live in the home for which relief is applied (includes mobile homes).
  • Must have total household income that does not exceed $50,000, excluding the first $10,000 of income for any relative living in the home.
  • Total financial net worth, excluding the value of the home and one acre of land, must not exceed $100,000.
  • Repeat applicants must apply on or before February 15 annually.
  • First time applicants must apply on or before February 15 annually. (Taxes still must be paid by the June 5 and Dec. 5 payment deadlines. If relief is granted retroactively, the taxpayer will receive a refund.)

Application for Real Estate Exemption for Certain Elderly and Disabled Persons

For Veterans with disabilities:

Application for Real Estate Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans


Contact Information

Contact Us

Physical Address
84 Courthouse Square
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 246
Lovingston, VA 22949
Contact
Jean Payne | Commissioner of the Revenue
434-263-7070
Pam Campbell | Audrey Wimer | Hazel Stratton - Deputy Commissioners of the Revenue
434-263-7070
fax: 434-263-7074