Real Estate Tax Relief Programs

The Commissioner of the Revenue's office is open for walk-in service. 

Please contact us at [email protected] or call 540-853-2523 for faster service.

Payment of Tax

Real estate taxes are due October 5 and April 5 of each year. Real estate tax payments are made to the City Treasurer's Office. The tax year is from July 1 to June 30. For detailed information on property assessment, visit the Office of Real Estate Valuation.

Tax Relief for Elderly & Disabled Homeowners

Each homeowner who meets the following qualifications may have his or her real estate tax amounts frozen at the amount assessed at the time of application for relief:
  • The property must be the homeowner's principal residence.
  • Elderly homeowners must be at least 65 years of age.
  • Disabled homeowners must be able to certify total and permanent disability and must be less than 65 years of age.
  • The annual combined gross income of all residents of the dwelling must not exceed $42,000 (not including the first $4000 of gross income of residents other than the owner and spouse, and not including up to $7500 in disability income received by permanently disabled applicants.
  • The combined net worth of the residents of the dwelling must not exceed $160,000 (not including the value of the principal residence).
Eligibility is determined according to the conditions on December 31 of each year. Applications are accepted between April 1 - June 30 of each year.