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Disabled Veteran's Exemption

Benefits

Obtain an exemption of up to $271,736 of the assessed value of your primary residence and/or tangible personal property (automobiles, recreational vehicles, boats, trailers, motorcycles, etc.), based on a percentage of your disability incurred in the line of duty. No exemption is allowed for a disability less than 10%. Veterans having 100% disability may apply an exemption of $271,736 to their primary residence and or tangible personal property held for personal use.

The surviving spouse of a member of the military who was killed in action or who died in the line of duty is exempt from property taxes on a primary residence and any tangible personal property held for personal use.


Eligibility Requirements

You must be a veteran having a disability incurred in the line of duty, or the un-married surviving spouse of a veteran having a disability incurred in the line of duty or of a person who died as a result of service in the military.

You must be the recorded owner of a residence and/or tangible personal property. The term residence does not include a rental dwelling.

New applicants must provide a current letter certification from the Department of Veteran Affairs or  from a branch of service verifying % of disability incurred in the  line of duty with an effective date as of Jan 1, 2020 or prior. All other applicants need only provide verification whenever there is a change in disability rating.

The surviving spouse or minor orphan of a member of the military who was killed in action or who died in the line of duty must file a copy of DD Form 1300 Report of Casualty together with the exemption application.

You must file an application with the SLCo Treasurer on or before September 1 unless filing deadline is extended.


Application Requirements for 
the Disabled Veteran’s Exemption:

Current Veteran’s Administration certification letter verifying percentage of disability with effective date or VA Widow’s letter.


Questions? Contact the Salt Lake County Treasurer's Office at 385-468-8300 and select option 2 to reach the Tax Relief Division.