Through its Real Estate Tax Relief Ordinance for the Elderly, Surry County currently grants senior citizens (age 65 and older) and totally disabled citizens a tax relief on their dwelling and lot (up to 1 acre) provided that:
- The residence must be owned by and be occupied as the sole dwelling of the applicant.
- The total annual household income received from all sources during the preceding calendar year of the owners of the dwelling who use it as their principal residence (and owner's relatives who live in the dwelling) does not exceed $45,000.
- The net worth (excluding house and one acre) of the owners (including the spouse of any owner) does not exceed $125,000.
- An annual Tax Relief Application (PDF) must be filed in with the Commissioner of the Revenue on or before May 1 of each year. Proof of income may be required. Qualifying applicants may receive up to a $1,000.00 deduction from their real estate taxes. Applications are available in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office or please contact our office to have one mailed to you. All applicants must be a permanent resident of Surry County. New applicants must have their application notarized and are due by May 1, 2023. For more information, please refer to the Surry County Real Estate Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled Requirements (PDF).