Does Botetourt County offer tax relief for the elderly, disabled, veterans, farmers or others?

Botetourt County provides a real estate tax relief program for the elderly and the disabled based on income and net worth. Applications must be filed with the Commissioner of the Revenue annually by May 1st of each tax year.

For Real Estate Tax Relief for Veterans with 100% Service-Connected Disability or the Elderly or Permanently Disabled Homeowners, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office or call (540)928-2050.

Land Use Program: The Land Use Program is a tax deferment program administered by the Commissioner of Revenue to incentivize people to maintain rural properties. The preservation of real estate devoted to agricultural, horticultural, forest, and open space uses within the boundaries of Botetourt County is in the public interest. Visit the Land Use Program page for additional information. For an application, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office.

How Do I Know If I Qualify?

  • Only Veterans who are 100% permanently and totally service-connected disabled can qualify for a tax exemption for the home and up to two acres of land. This is in the state constitution, and the VA lets Veterans know this when they qualify. 
  • There is a tax relief program for Elderly and Disabled people who are deemed to be bearing an extraordinary real estate tax burden in relation to their income and financial worth. This requires an application to show they meet the criteria. The applicant must be 65 or older, make less than $50,000 per year household income, and have less than $185,000 in assets (excluding the home and up to 2 acres). This information is printed on the back of tax bills and a brief description can be found by clicking here.
  • Land use is a tax deferment program for farmers and people with large tracts of land.  Find out if you qualify by clicking here.

Botetourt County has approximately 500 people per year in the elderly tax relief program. There are over 2,000 parcels in land use. All residents that qualify for this relief were mailed letters with applications.

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1. What is reassessment?
2. Can I appeal my assessment?
3. Does Botetourt County offer tax relief for the elderly, disabled, veterans, farmers or others?
4. How is reassessment conducted?
5. Who conducts reassessments in Botetourt County?
6. When was the reassessment conducted?
7. What is market value?
8. What does reassessment have to do with the real estate taxes I pay?
9. If I hadn't made any improvements to my property since 2020, why would my home be worth more and my assessment increase?
10. When will I receive my 2024 general reassessment notice?
11. How do I pay my bill?