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Real Estate Tax Relief Program
Application period: February 1 - June 1, 2017

For applications submitted or postmarked after June 1, Section 24-208 of the Norfolk City Code states: The administrator is authorized to accept filing of applications and affidavits submitted by participants in the program in the previous tax year after the first day of June of the tax year for which exemption or deferral is sought due to demonstrated hardship.

The Real Estate Tax Relief/Deferral Program is administered by the Department of Human Services for Norfolk homeowners who are 65 and older or totally disabled.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 65 years of age or totally and permanently disabled
  • Must live in the property
  • Combined income of owners and all relatives living in home cannot exceed $67,000 per year
  • Net worth, excluding the home, cannot exceed $350,000

For the 2017 Fiscal Year:
  • Application period The Norfolk Department of Human Services will accept applications postmarked by midnight Wednesday, June 1, 2017.
  • Application process All applicants must file annually.
  • Funding Available funding is determined annually.
  • Types of tax relief Relief will be provided as an exemption or deferral up to the average assessment of $203,386. Taxes on amounts over $203,386 must be paid.

Real Estate Tax Relief Table

 Income  Current Tax Exemption/Deferral Cap
$0 - $28,611 Exempt up to the average assessed value. May defer any remaining taxes.
$28,611.01 - $36,958 80% of the average assessed value* (Eligible for deferral only)
$36,958.01 - $45,306 60% of the average assessed value* (Eligible for deferral only)
$45,306.01 - $53,653 40% of the average assessed value* (Eligible for deferral only)
$53,653.01 - $67,000 20% of the average assessed value* (Eligible for deferral only)
*The amount of tax deferrals will be prorated when the total relief requested exceeds the total relief available. The proration is applied to households receiving 20%-80% deferrals.

Contact Us
Real Estate Tax
Relief Program Location
606 W. 29th Street
Norfolk, VA 23508

Mailing Address
Norfolk Workforce Development Center
Department of Human Services
201 E. Little Creek Road
Norfolk, VA 23505

Ph: 757-823-1130
Ph: 757-664-6035

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.