Qualified buildings must be determined to be energy-efficient by a qualified licensed engineer or contractor who is not related to the applicant, as required by Section 58.1-3221.2 of the Code of Virginia. The program reduces the real estate tax by $0.15 per $100 for buildings certified as energy-efficient.
- Applications are available online, at the Real Estate Assessor's Office, and at the Planning Department's Office of Permits and Inspections located at 2875 Sabre Street, Suite 500, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. The phone number is (757) 385-4211, option 3.
- Once completed, the application is to be submitted to the Planning Department's Office of Permits and Inspections.
- The approved application, plus the additional required information, will be submitted to the Planning Department's Office of Permits and Inspections for review.
- If the application is approved, the owner will then bring a copy to the Real Estate Assessor's office for processing. The Real Estate Assessor is located at the Municipal Center - 2424 Courthouse Drive, Building 18, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. The phone number is (757) 385-4601.