Disabled Veterans

Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption

Effective January 1, 2011

Article X, Section 6-A of the Constitution of Virginia was amended to allow for exemption of taxation of real property of a disabled veteran and his/her spouse for tax years on or after January 1, 2011. The veteran must be rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (or its successor agency) to have a 100 percent service-related, permanent and total disability to qualify for exemption for a primary place of residence.

  • Applies to the principal residence and up to a maximum of 10 acres of land upon which the dwelling is situated
  • Requires a one-time filing
  • The veteran will be required to notify the County if there is a change in their principal residence.
  • Allows for the surviving spouse of a veteran, who died on or after January 1, 2011 to continue the exemption so long as he/she does not remarry and continues to occupy the principle residence

An Application form must be filed with the Real Estate Assessment Division. VIEW/PRINT THE VETERANS EXEMPTION APPLICATION. Please print and return the completed application to:

P O BOX 90775
HENRICO VA  23273-0775

For more information regarding this exemption, please contact the Department of Finance at (804) 501-4300.

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