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Surviving Public Safety Spouse Real Estate Tax Exemption
Important Temporary Change DUE TO COVID-19:
The Chesapeake Commissioner of the Revenue's Office is open to the public; however, we strongly encourage citizens to conduct business by mail, email, fax, phone or dropbox at one of our four office locations. Please call 757-382-6698 to determine if coming into the office is necessary.
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.
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.