A property tax exemption excuses all or a portion of the assessment because the assessee has met some criteria allowed by the State Constitution. There are exemptions for property used by homeowners, veterans, disabled veterans, churches, religious organizations, welfare organizations and others. A property cannot receive more than one type of exemption. The county is reimbursed by the state for property tax revenue lost by the homeowner's exemption, but not for other types.
Disabled Veteran's Exemption
This exemption applies to a principal residence. It is available to a veteran or the veteran's unmarried surviving spouse if the veteran, because of injury or disease incurred in military service, is blind in both eyes, has lost the use of two or more limbs, or is otherwise classified as totally disabled by the Veteran’s Administration.
Currently, for households with total annual income above $56,751, the exemption amount is a maximum of $126,380. For households with total annual income at or below $56,751, the exemption amount is a maximum of $189,571. The exemption amounts and the income limit are compounded annually by an inflation factor.
For the regular tax roll, a claim form must be properly completed and filed by February 15th with the Assessor. Claims filed after February 16 will receive a partial exemption for that year. For supplemental assessments, the full exemption is available if the filing is made by the 30th day following the mailing of Notice of Supplemental Assessment. Claims filed after that date, but on or before the date on which the first supplemental tax installment is due, will receive a partial exemption. Only those receiving the $189,571 exemption must file annually.
Click here to access this claim form online