Tax Relief & Rent Relief Programs

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Programs for Seniors, Residents with Disabilities

The city provides real estate tax relief and rent relief on a year-to-year basis to residents who are age 65 and older and for persons with disabilities. Applications are sent out in February and must be completed and returned to the Finance Department no later than April 15 of that year. In order to qualify, the net worth of applicants and their families should be no greater than $340,000, excluding the applicant’s home and one acre of land. Combined gross family income may not exceed $72,000.

Applicants are required to submit copies of all Social Security and income statements; pension statements; income tax returns - with all schedules and attachments; all interest statements from stocks, bonds, money markets, savings, certificates of deposit (as of December 31) from all those living in the household. All information on the application is confidential and not open to public inspection.

Real estate tax relief is based on a sliding scale

Complete directions are on the applications, which are available by February.

Net Worth
Tax Relief Income Up to
Up to $72,000
$0 - 52,000
100% Exemption
$52,001 - 62,000
50% Exemption
$62,001 - 72,000
25% Exemption
Rent Relief Income
Rent Relief
10% of Annual Rent Paid up to $2000.00

Applications will be sent automatically to previous recipients. Those who received tax relief in previous years must reapply every year. For information about these programs, call Susan Heath at 703.359.2486 or            email 

Applications may be downloaded by clicking on the following links:



Click on the links below for information about these other programs:


Last Updated 02/2019

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