Real Estate Tax Relief

  1. Elderly OR Disabled
  2. Disabled Veteran Or surviving Spouse
  3. homeowner  (CHAP)

Real Estate Tax Relief For the Elderly and Disabled Grant 

The City of Charlottesville in its ongoing efforts to promote and preserve home ownership will once again offer Real Estate Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled. Applications may be submitted online or in-person starting February 1, 2023. Applications are due ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2023.

Qualifications required for the grant:

  • Property for which the exemption is claimed must be located in the City of Charlottesville and occupied as the sole dwelling of the applicant;
  • Applicant must be 65 years of age or older or permanently and totally disabled (proof of disability required) as of December 31, 2022;
  • Combined Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for Tax Year 2022 for applicant, applicant’s spouse, and any co-owners residing in the home cannot exceed $60,000;
  • Application must be signed by applicant or by person acting as power-of-attorney for applicant.

Tiers for the Real Estate Tax Relief: 

COMBINED AGI 
REAL ESTATE  TAX RELIEF %
$0 - $35,000 
100% 
$35,001 - $45,000 
80% 
$45,001 - $55,000 
60% 
$55,001 - $60,000 
40% 

Final determination of relief percentage is subject to review.

Online Application:

Fillable Application Form:

Send Your PDF Application if you choose to apply by e-mail or mail

Download the PDF form using the link in related program above, fill it out, and  e-mal or mail it to the address below. You must include any necessary income documentation as well.

  • Email to:  taxrelief@charlottesville.gov 
  • Or   mail to:   Commissioner of the Revenue  P.O. Box 2964 Charlottesville, VA 22902-2964

For More Information

For further information regarding the Charlottesville Homeowner Assistance Program, Real Estate Relief for Elderly or Disabled, or Disabled Veteran’s Real Estate Tax Exemption, please call 434-970-3160.