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A special tax rate is available to qualified residential and commercial energy-efficient buildings.  Qualified buildings must be determined to be an energy-efficient building 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.  Applications must include certification of this determination.  The title of the property must be held, or partially held, by the person applying for the special tax rate.  Eligibility for this special tax rate shall be effective beginning the first day of the tax year next succeeding the certification by the Department of Neighborhood Development Services and shall remain in effect for such tax year.


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Applications should be submitted to: Neighborhood Development Services, 610 East Market Street, P.O. 911, Charlottesville, VA 22902