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Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled; and Disabled Veterans or Surviving Spouse

Tax Relief for the Elderly & Disabled  

Through its Real Estate Tax Relief Ordinance for the Elderly, Surry County currently grants senior citizens (age 65 and older) and totally disabled citizens a tax relief on their dwelling and lot (up to 1 acre) provided that:  

  • The residence must be owned by and be occupied as the sole dwelling of the applicant.  
  • The total annual household income received from all sources during the preceding calendar year of the owners of the dwelling who use it as their principal residence (and owner's relatives who live in the dwelling) does not exceed $30,000.  
  • The net worth (excluding house and lot) of the owners (including the spouse of any owner) does not exceed $100,000.  
  • An annual Tax Relief Application must be filed in with the Commissioner of the Revenue on or before May 1st of each year. Proof of income may be required.  For more information, please refer to the Surry County Real Estate Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled Requirements.  

 

Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse Tax Exemption  

Per the Code of Virginia, a real Property Tax exemption may be granted to disabled veterans or their surviving spouse on their primary residence and up to one acre of land.  The exemption is for veterans or the surviving spouse of a veteran with a 100% service-connected, permanent, and total disability, who is/was alive on January 1, 2011.  A Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse Application should be filed with the Commissioner of the Revenue for those who qualify for this exemption.  Also, per the code of Virginia an exemption may be granted to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in action or died of wounds received in action.  

Please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office for further information regarding this exemption.  You may also view the guidelines online at the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.