Real Estate Tax Deferral for the Elderly and Disabled

For questions about applying for Real Estate Tax Deferral for the Elderly and Disabled, please call 757-926-3535.

Eligibility requirements for deferral:

  • Applicant must own and reside in the home and be at least 65 years of age by December 31 of the previous calendar year or be permanently and totally disabled. 
  • Total combined income from all sources on the previous calendar year of the applicant, spouse, and all relatives and non-relatives residing in the home shall not exceed $50,000. Some exceptions apply.
  • Combined assets of all persons as of December 31 of the previous calendar year shall not exceed $200,000, excluding the residence.
  • If multiple persons, other than a spouse, are listed on the deed, all persons listed must meet the eligibility requirements.

Application Information

You may apply for this program beginning January 1 until August 31 each calendar year.

Solid Waste Fee Grant Relief Program

Your application for Real Estate Tax Deferral will automatically be used to determine your eligibility for relief from paying a portion of your solid waste fees. Therefore, if you file for a Real Estate Tax Deferral, it will not be necessary for you to take any action or file a separate application for the Solid Waste Fee Grant Relief Program.

However, if you do not plan to apply for Real Estate Tax Deferral, you must separately apply for the Solid Waste Relief by contacting the City of Newport News Call Center at 757-933-2311.

The Real Estate Tax Deferral Program and the Solid Waste Fee Grant Program have different income guidelines.

You will be notified of eligibility for both programs by letter to be mailed in October of each year.