Posted on: September 27, 2017

Changes to Disabled Veterans’ Homestead Market Value Exclusion

Changes to Disabled Veterans’ Homestead Market Value Exclusion effective July 1, 2017

What changed?

Starting with assessment 2017, an annual application is no longer required. The qualified veteran or surviving spouse is still responsible for disclosing any change that may disqualify them from the exclusion. In addition:

• The spouse of a veteran who was 100% totally and permanently disabled may now qualify for the homestead exclusion even if the veteran did not apply or receive the exclusion before their death, as long as the veteran died after December 31, 2011. The spouse must apply within two years of the veteran’s death or by June 1, 2019, whichever is later.

• Those receiving the exclusion must notify the assessor if there is a change in ownership of the property or in the use of the property as a homestead.

• County Veteran Service Officers must provide the information about qualifying veterans to the County Assessor by July 1. The CVSO must:

o Verify the veteran’s permanent home address

o Certify the veteran’s service-related disability rating

We have updated the Disabled Veterans’ Homestead Property Tax Exclusion Fact Sheet to reflect these changes.

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