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Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans

**Information on filing 2021 tax relief program applications here.


Disabled veterans who meet certain criteria may be granted relief from real estate taxes on a home and up to one acre of land it occupies and the solid waste fee.  (Code of Virginia, Title 58.1, Chapter 32, Article 2.3 Exemption for Disabled Veterans) Effective January 1, 2021, disabled veterans may qualify for relief on one automobile or pickup truck owned and used primarily by or for the veteran.  Relief will be prorated for applicants who become disabled or purchase a home or vehicle after January 1, 2021.  First time applicants must show proof of identity in person.

Eligibility criteria for relief of real estate taxes and the solid waste fee:

  • The applicant must provide documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) indicating the veteran is 100% (or compensated at the 100% rate), service-connected, permanently, and totally disabled.  The VA documentation must include the effective date the veteran's disability was determined to be service-connected, 100% (or compensated at the 100% rate), total, and permanent.    
  • The applicant must own and occupy the home as his/her principal place of residence. 
  • Applicants may not apply for relief on multiple homes, even if they are not located in the same jurisdiction.  RELIEF CAN ONLY BE GRANTED ON ONE HOME OWNED AND OCCUPIED BY THE VETERAN AS THEIR PRINCIPAL PLACE OF RESIDENCE. 
  • There are no income or net worth requirements for real estate tax relief for qualifying disabled veterans. 
  • For additional eligibility criteria, please contact the Real Estate Assessments Office at 703-792-6780.

Additional criteria for a surviving spouse: 

  • The surviving spouse of a veteran eligible for the real estate exemption may qualify for the exemption if:
  • The death of the veteran occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2011.
  • The surviving spouse does not remarry. 
  • The surviving spouse continues to occupy the real property as his/her principal place of residence. 
  • For additional eligibility criteria, please contact the Real Estate Assessments Office at 703-792-6780.

    2021 Disabled Veterans Brochure

    2020 Folleto en español 

    2021 First Time Veterans Application

    2021 Disabled Veterans Recertification Form

For questions about tax relief for disabled veterans, please contact the Real Estate Assessments Office at 703-792-6780 or


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