Disabled Crime Victim/Good Samaritan Exemption

This exemption is for a victim of a crime who became physically disabled as a result of the crime. This benefit is also for someone who becomes disabled by:

  • trying to stop a person who has committed a crime;
  • trying to prevent a crime from happening; or
  • trying to help a law enforcement officer make an arrest.


  • You must live in a one two or three family home and be a member of a resident owner's household.
  • Your physical disability caused by the crime must include a permanent physical impairment which greatly limits one or more major life activities.
  • You must have had to make improvements to the home for accessibility and the improvements must increase the property’s assessed value.

Law enforcement members are not eligible.

Level of Benefit
The increase in the assessed value of the property related to the improvement to accommodate the crime-related disability is exempt from taxes.
We must receive your Disabled Crime Victim/Good Samaritan Exemption Application by March 15 for benefits to begin July 1 of the same year. If March 15 falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the next business day.

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