City of Alexandria, VA
2013 Real Property Tax Relief for Veterans with 100% Service-Connected Disability
For calendar year 2011 and subsequent years, the City will offer a full real estate tax exemption to any veteran who has been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or its successor agency pursuant to federal law to have a 100 percent service-connected, permanent and total disability, and who occupies the real property as his/her primary place of residence. The surviving spouse of a veteran eligible for the exemption may also qualify.
NOTE: Anyone receiving an exemption under this program in 2011 and/or 2012 need not reapply this year unless there has been a material change in the circumstances relating to the applicant's qualifications for the exemption, such as a change in the veteran's disability rating, the death of the veteran, or a change in the applicant's primary residence. In the event that the veteran receiving an exemption in 2011 and/or 2012 has passed away, his or her surviving spouse may still qualify for tax exemption. (See below.)
A veteran is considered to have a 100 percent service-connected disability if:
NOTE: Under either standard, the disability must be considered total and permanent. Veterans with temporary disabilities, no matter how severe, do not qualify.
In order to receive this exemption, a disabled veteran must meet the following qualifications:
In order to receive this exemption, a disabled veteran's surviving spouse must meet the following qualifications:
All applicants must provide certification of the veteran's disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or its successor agency. Surviving spouses applying for the exemption must also provide a copy of the veteran’s death certificate.
Filing an Application
Although there is no deadline to file the application, the City encourages applicants to submit their applications in time for them to be received or postmarked no later than June 15.
Applicants wishing to receive an application by mail may contact:
Information and application assistance are available by phone or email at:
In person application assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at: