Disabled Veterans Tax Relief § 58.1-3219.5 

The county exercises a local option to provide personal property tax relief on one vehicle for disabled veterans. In order to qualify you must present a summary of benefits letter similar to the sample letter below. The following conditions must be met and be on the summary of benefits letter to qualify.

  • Your disability is service-connected
  • Your disability rating is 100% (or you are rated unemployable)
  • You are considered totally and permanently disabled due to the service-connected disability.
  • The date the VA determined your disability was service-connected, 100% permanent and total must be on the letter.

Relief for real estate is also available on the principal residence and up to 1 acre of land.

Sample Summary of Benefits Letter

Surviving spouses of deceased disabled veterans who meet the following criteria may be granted relief.

  • The disabled veteran met the eligibility criteria above for tax relief.
  • 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 property as a principal place of residence.


Surviving Spouses (Killed in Action) § 58.1-3219.9

Real estate taxes for the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action as determined by the U.S. Department of Defense may be relieved if the following criteria are met.

  • The member of the armed forces was killed in action after Jan 1, 2015.
  • The surviving spouse has a qualifying principal residence on the date the armed forces member was killed in action.
  • The surviving spouse does not remarry.
  • The surviving spouse continues to occupy the property as a principal place of residence.