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Commissioner of the Revenue
Jenefer Hughes

Phone Numbers
(804) 748-1281

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(804) 768-8649 Administration, Individual Personal Property
(804) 796-3236 Business License, Business Tangible Personal Property, Income Tax, Tax Relief

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Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address
Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 124
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0908

Street Address
Commissioner of the Revenue
9901 Lori Road
Building 38, Room 165
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Real Estate Tax Relief

Real Estate Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled

The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for administering a program for tax relief on real estate (and mobile homes) for eligible elderly and disabled residents of Chesterfield County.

Real Estate Surviving Spouse Exemption of Certain Emergency Services Providers

Effective January 1, 2018, Article X, Section 6-B of the Constitution of Virginia, provides for an exemption of real estate taxes for the Surviving Spouses of Certain Emergency Services Providers.

  • The exemption applies to the surviving spouse of any law-enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel who was killed in the line of duty, who occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence.
  • If the covered person’s death occurred on or prior to January 1, 2017, and the surviving spouse has a principal residence on January 1, 2017, eligible for the exemption under this section, then the exemption for the surviving spouse shall begin on January 1, 2017.
  • If the covered person’s death occurs after January 1, 2017, and the surviving spouse has a qualified principal residence on the date that such covered person dies, then the exemption for the surviving spouse shall begin on the date that such covered person dies.
  • If the surviving spouse acquires the property after January 1, 2017, then the exemption shall begin on the date of acquisition, and the previous owner may be entitled to a refund for a pro rata portion of real property taxes paid pursuant to § 58.1-3360.

Real Estate Surviving Spouse Exemption (KIA)

Effective January 1, 2015, Article 2.4 of the Code of Virginia, provides for an exemption of real estate taxes for the Surviving Spouses of Members of the Armed Forces Killed in Action or died of wounds received in action.

  • This is effective for the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action or died of wounds received in action as determined by the United States Department of Defense and who occupies the real property as his principal place of residence.
  • If such member of the armed forces of the United States is killed in action or died of wounds received in action after January 1, 2015, and the surviving spouse has a qualified principal residence on the date that such member of the armed forces is killed in action or died of wounds received in action, then the exemption for the surviving spouse shall begin on the date that such member of the armed forces is killed in action or died of wounds received in action.
  • If the surviving spouse acquires the property after January 1, 2015, then the exemption shall begin on the date of acquisition, and the previous owner may be entitled to a refund for a pro rata portion of real property taxes paid pursuant to § 58.1-3360.

Real Estate Tax Relief for Veterans

In 2010, Virginia voters passed a constitutional amendment providing for a real estate exemption for military veterans with a 100% service-connected, total and permanent disability. Governor Bob McDonnell signed a bill into law that allows localities to offer the exemption.

On April 27, 2011, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance providing for the exemption for real estate owned by a qualifying veteran as of January 1, 2011.

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