Essex County Virginia

Real Estate Tax Relief

Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled Program Exemption of Taxes on Property of Certain Elderly & Disabled Persons 

Essex County provides for the exemption from taxation of real estate owned by and occupied as the sole dwelling of a person or persons not less than sixty-five (65) years of age and anyone found to be permanently and totally disabled as defined by Essex County ordinance.

Persons eligible for consideration may have total income for the immediately preceding calendar year from all sources of the owners of the dwelling living therein and of the owner’s relatives living in the dwelling not to exceed Twenty-seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($27,500.00). In addition, the net combined financial worth, including equitable interests, as of the 31st day of December of the immediately preceding calendar year, of the owner and of the spouse of the owner, excluding the value of the dwelling and the land, not exceeding one (1.00) acre, upon which it is situated does not exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00). Any person or persons qualifying for such exemption shall be exempt in the amounts from taxation of Real Estate base on a sliding income scale, but in no case shall the annual exemption exceed Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00).

Application and renewal re-certification forms are available in our office and online. If you have any questions and/or you need any assistance with this application, please contact the Essex County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office 

317 Prince Street, Tappahannock, VA 22560 

Deadline for receipt of new applications is September 1 of the current tax year.

Deadline for receipt of re-certification forms for previously approved applicants is March 1 of the current tax year.