Disabled Veteran / Surviving Spouse Tax Exemption

Per the Code of Virginia, a real property tax exemption may be granted to disabled veterans or their surviving spouse on their primary residence and up to one acre of land. The exemption is for veterans or the surviving spouse of a veteran with a 100% service-connected, permanent, and total disability, who is/was alive on January 1, 2011. 

A Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse Tax Exemption Application (PDF) should be filed with the Commissioner of the Revenue for those who qualify for this exemption. Also, per the code of Virginia an exemption may be granted to the surviving spouse of a veteran who was killed in action or died of wounds received in action.

Please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office for further information regarding this exemption by calling 757-294-5225. You may also view the guidelines online at the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.