Elderly or Disabled Tax Relief

Property Tax Relief for the Elderly or Totally Disabled

The City of Danville offers property tax relief on real estate and mobile homes to taxpayers who are 65 years of age or older or who have been determined to be permanently and totally disabled on June 30 of the preceding tax year for which the exemption is claimed.

Requirements for Real Estate Tax Exemption

To claim a tax exemption, an application must be filed annually with the City's Tax Relief Official. Applications and assistance in completing an application can be received at the Senior Citizen Center, located at 760 W Main Street in Ballou Park. During the months of July, August, and September, call the Senior Citizen Center at 434-799-5216 for an application and times to apply. For information during the other months of the year, contact the Real Estate Division at 434-799-5120.

To complete your exemption, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

  • The claimant must have the title to the property for which the exemption is claimed; the claimant must have owned or partially owned the property by June 30 of the immediately preceding tax year
  • The property for which an exemption is claimed must be occupied as the sole dwelling place of the claimant; those claimants who are currently residing in hospitals, nursing homes, etc., for an extended period of time will still consider the property their sole dwelling as long as the property is not used or leased by others for consideration
  • The claimant must be 65 years of age or older or permanently and totally disabled as of June 30 of the preceding tax year
  • The total combined income of the owner and all other residents of the property (from all sources) must not exceed $35,000 or $42,500 (applicant who is permanently and totally disabled); the first $4,000 of income from relatives, other than a spouse who is living in the dwelling, shall not be included in the total; a permanently and totally disabled owner can deduct an additional $7,500 from their total income
  • The combined financial worth, including equitable interests of all owners of the dwelling and their spouses cannot exceed $50,000 as of December 31 of the preceding year; this excludes the value of the dwelling and the land, not to exceed one acre upon which the dwelling is situated, including the value of furnishings, household appliances, and other items typically used in the home