Tax Relief & Incentives

 Hurricane Matthew Tax Abatements

​Properties damaged by Hurricane Matthew that are vacant, unlivable or unusable may qualify for a Partial Real Estate Tax abatement, if the homeowners cannot live or use the property for at least thirty days. The tax abatement will be effective October 1, 2016 until January 1, 2017, unless notice is given that the property is still unfit for occupancy on January 1, 2017, and will be limited  to the assessed value of the building component of the total assessment for FY-2017.

Applications must be submitted by online form, by email to, fax at 757-385-5727, by regular mail or in person at the Real Estate Assessor’s Office located at the Municipal Center, Bldg. 18, 2nd Floor, Room 247,  2424 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23456.

​​​​Several real estate tax relief and incentive programs are available to citizens who qualify. Please reference the specific program for details and contact information.
The Commissioner of Revenue administers additional programs relating to personal property tax relief.  More information can be found on the Commissioner of Revenue's Personal Property Division site.
The Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation​ offers additional programs to help eligible homeowners rehabilitate their property.