Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse Exemption

If you're a disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran, you may be entitled to the Veteran's Property Tax Exemption.  

To be eligible you must be either:
  • an honorably discharged, disabled veteran with a 40% disability documented with the Department of Veterans Affairs, or a 40% disability documented through a private physician and meet an income restriction, OR
  • the surviving spouse, remaining unmarried, of an honorably discharged veteran.
  • you must own and live on your homestead property.
Amount of the Exemption:
  • For 2017, the basic exemption for a disabled veteran or their surviving spouse is $20,763 of assessed value.  
  • The exemption for a service connected disability is $24,917 of assessed value.  
  • Both of these amounts increase each year by 3%.
How to File:
  • You need to file an application with our office by April 1.
  • Documentation for your claim:
    • DD214
    • disability rating certificate from the Department of Veteran's Affairs or a disability rating certificate from a licensed physician
    • marriage certificate
    • veteran's death certificate
For more information about how to qualify and apply for this exemption, please click here.
For the disabled veteran and surviving spouse exemption application claim form, please click here.