This program provides a property tax exemption to qualified veterans who served in the armed forces during one of the conflicts listed below. Veterans’ close relatives may qualify for the benefit as well – please see if you qualify below.
- The veteran must have served in the armed forces during one of the following conflicts only:
- Persian Gulf Conflict (beginning August 2, 1990)
- Vietnam War (February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975)
- Korean War (June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955)
- World War II (December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946)
- World War I (April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918)
- Mexican Border Period (May 9, 1916 to April 5, 1917)
- Other owners who are eligible to receive the property tax exemption include:
- Spouse of a qualified veteran
- Surviving spouse of a deceased qualified veteran (who has not remarried)
- Gold Star parent (the parent of a child who died in the line of duty while serving in the US armed forces during one of the periods above)
- The property must be the primary residence of the owner who qualifies for the Veteran Exemption.
- The applicant must submit a copy of the DD-214 or separation papers for each veteran.
- If the veteran is or was designated disabled by the Veterans’ Administration, the applicant must submit a copy of the letter from the Veteran Administration documenting the disability rating for each veteran.
Exemption Rates for Eligible Veterans:
Maximum Exemption Amount
|Served during a|
specified period of conflict
(see list above)
$4,140 for Class 1;
$24,300 for Classes 2 and 4
|Served in a combat zone |
$2,760 for Class 1;
$16,200 for Classes 2 and 4
multiplied by 50%
of the veteran’s
$13,800 for Class 1;
$81,000 for Classes 2 and 4
For benefits to begin on July 1 of the year you apply:
- The Exemption Application for Owners, including all required documents, must be postmarked by March 15. If March 15 falls on a weekend, then the deadline will be the next business day.
Forms and Reports
Note for Property Owners: You may also be eligible to receive the following exemptions: Basic or Enhanced School Tax Relief (STAR), Clergy, Disabled Homeowner and Senior Citizen Homeowner.