The listing taxpayer for a property is deceased. What do I need to do?

If the property was owned by husband and wife, you must provide a copy of the death certificate. Once provided, the ownership will be listed in the name of the surviving spouse. If the property was not owned by both husband and wife, you will need to provide a copy of the Halifax County estate file, including the will, of the deceased. The ownership will be dependent upon what is listed in the estate of the deceased. This will not change the names as they are presented on the deed; it will only update the ownership for property tax purposes.