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Surviving Public Safety Spouse Real Estate Tax Exemption
Important Temporary Change DUE TO COVID-19:
Surviving Public Safety Spouse Real Estate Tax Exemption Applications, which normally require a notarization by a Commissioner of the Revenue's Office employee, can temporarily be submitted with a third party notarization or without a notarization.
City offices are partially open beginning Monday, May 18th. Please call 757-382-6455 to determine if your transaction can be completed in person.
On June 28, 2017, the City of Chesapeake approved legislation to provide for an exemption of real estate taxes for the surviving spouse of a member of the Virginia Line of Duty Act (LODA) who was killed in the line of duty. Eligible members of the LODA include state and local government employees including, but not limited to, law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.
To apply for this real estate tax exemption, please see links below for the eligibility information and the application and instructions.