Disabled Veterans Tax Relief 

Contact Us

Judy Dunigan
Disabled Veteran Program Administrator

Phone: (540) 658-4132 ext. 1140
Fax: (540) 658-4120

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Physical Address
1300 Courthouse Road
2nd Floor
Stafford, VA 22554-1300 

Mailing Address
PO Box 98
StaffordVA 22555
MILITARY SLIDER - CopyDisabled Veterans Tax Relief 
There is a statewide provision to provide personal property tax relief on one vehicle owned (not leased) and on the principal residence for up to 1 acre of land for disabled veterans; see Code of Virginia 58.1-3506 Section 19 and 58.1-3219.5. You only need to apply once.  

The veteran shall be required to contact our office if:
    The veteran's principal place of residence changes - (540) 658-4132 x1140
    The vehicle exemption designation changes - (540) 658-4132 opt 1.

To request a pre-approval letter for property not yet owned in Stafford or an updated letter for your mortgage company, contact Judy Dunigan at 540-658-4132 ext. 1140.

The following conditions must be met and be on the Benefits Summary and Service Verification letter  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.
  •  You must provide your Benefit Summary and Service Verification Letter 
  • You must also provide your most recent utility bill as proof of primary residency. A letter of connection or service for an electric or water/sewer company can be accepted in lieu of a utility bill, but must contain the applicant's name and mailing address.

Surviving Spouses (of Deceased Disabled Veterans) 
For those 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) 
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.