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

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.

**Additional Community Information Sessions**
Monday April 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Monday May 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library at Broad Creek
1425 Norchester Branch Library
Norfolk, VA 23504

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 2019 Fiscal Year:
  • Application period The Norfolk Department of Human Services will accept applications postmarked by midnight Friday, June 1, 2019.
  • 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 residential 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 assessed value of            $203,386. May defer any remaining taxes.
$28,611.01 - $36,958 80% of the assessed value up to $203,386* (Deferred taxes only)
$36,958.01 - $45,306 60% of the assessed value up to $203,386* (Deferred taxes only)
$45,306.01 - $53,653 40% of the assessed value up to $203,386* (Deferred taxes only)
$53,653.01 - $67,000 20% of the assessed value up to $203,386* (Deferred taxes 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.
Note: If Real Estate is owned jointly with others, As set forth in Va. Code 58.1-3211.1 and Norfolk Code 24-206, real estate owned jointly must be prorated. Tax relief shall be determined by multiplying the amount of the exemption or deferral by a fraction of the percentage of ownership in the dwelling.

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.