Energy Efficient Buildings

​​​​A special tax rate is available to qualified residential and commercial energy-efficient buildings, not including the land on which they are located. Qualified buildings must be determined to be an energy-efficient building by a qualified licensed engineer or contractor who is not related to the applicant, as required by Section 58.1-3221.2 of the Code of Virginia.

  • ​Applications are available on-line, at the Real Estate Assessor's Office, and at the Planning Department's Office of Permits and Inspections located at 2875 Sabre Street, Suite 500, Virginia Beach, VA  23452.  The phone number is (757) 385-4211, option 3.
  • Once completed, the application is to be submitted to the Planning Department's Office of Permits and Inspections, 2875 Sabre Street, Suite 500, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.  The phone number is (757) 385-4211, option 3.
  • The approved application, plus the additional required information, will be submitted to the Planning Department's Office of Permits and Inspections for review.
  • If the application is approved, the owner will then bring a copy to the Real Estate Assessor's office for their processing.  The Real Estate Assessor is located at the Municipal Complex - 2424 Courthouse Drive, Building #18, Virginia Beach, VA  23456.  The phone number is (757) 385-4601.
Energy Efficient Building FAQ.pdf

Energy Efficient Tax ​Application.pdf

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