Assessor-Veteran’s Exemption

Assessor-Veteran’s Exemption

Alternative Veteran’s Exemption
Applications taken from November 1st to March 1st

Exemption is limited to wartime veterans
Property MUST be primary residence of owner

Eligible Veterans:  Wartime Dates Qualifying Medals for Combat
World War II 12-07-41 to 12-31-46 European-African-Middle-Eastern Ribbon;
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon
Korean Era 06-27-50 to 01-31-55 Korean Service Ribbon
Vietnam Era 12-22-61 to 05-07-75 Vietnam Service Ribbon
Persian Gulf War 08-02-90 to 12/31/02 Southwest Asia Service Medal
Operation Iraqi Freedom 1-1-03 to present Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Cold War qualifying period 09/02/45 thru 12/26/91

Entitled up to a maximum exemption of $4,000  for Cold War and $20,000 for Cold War Disability

Applicable for County Taxes only

No limit on Disability, ½ Rating

Veterans who received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal are eligible for a 25% exemption.

Merchant Marine Qualifications – 12-7-41 thru 8-15-45
Proof required: Atlantic, Pacific or Mediterranean War Zone or Foreign Voyage Card
Amount of Exemption Allowed:

  • Wartime Veteran – 15%
  • Combat Zone – Additional 10%
  • Service Connected Disability – Half of VA Rating

The Following Must Be Submitted When Applying:

  • Discharge Papers (DD214) or Separation from Active Duty
  • Proof of Combat Duty
  • Proof of Primary Residence
  • Proof of Disability Rating – current dated letter of rating.

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