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 2405 Courthouse Drive, Building #2, Room 100, Virginia Beach, VA  23456.  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, 2405 Courthouse Drive, Building #2, Room 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.  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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