Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans
To receive tax relief as a disabled veteran, one of the following categories must be met:
- A service-connected disability that resulted in:
- Paraplegia OR
- Permanent paralysis of both legs and lower part of the body resulting from traumatic injury or disease to the spinal cord or brain; OR
- Loss, or loss of use of, two (2) or more limbs; OR
- Legal blindness OR
- A service-connected permanent and total disability or disabilities, as
determined by the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs. OR
- A 100% total and permanent disability rating from being a prisoner of war AND
- Must not have been dishonorably discharged from any armed services.
- Must own and use property as primary residence. The maximum market value on which tax relief is calculated is $175,000.
Property tax relief shall also be extended to the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who at the time of the disabled veteran's death was eligible for disabled veterans' property tax relief. If a subsequent amendment to the law would have made the deceased veteran eligible, then property tax relief shall also be extended to the surviving spouse. One of the above categories must be met; OR death resulted from:
- a service-connected, combat-related cause OR
- KIA (combat-related) OR
- Deployment OR
- Training away from home base OR
- Support of combat or peace operations.
*Must provide copy of Spouse's death certificate
*Surviving spouse MUST have been married to the veteran at the time of death and NOT have remarried to be eligible.
For more information on the Property Tax Relief Program read the 2017 Property Tax Relief brochure.