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Real Estate Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans
Real Estate Tax Exemption For Disabled Veterans
The Commissioner of the Revenue’s office administers the Roanoke County Real Estate Tax Exemption for Veterans program. You may qualify for veteran’s real estate tax exemption if you meet all of the conditions below.

  1. Real estate must be your principal place of residence.
  2. Real estate must be owned and occupied by the Disabled Veteran or unremarried surviving spouse of a veteran whose death occurred after 1/1/2011.
  3. Disabled Veteran must have a certification letter stating that they are 100% service connected permanently and totally disabled or 100%, by means of individual unemployability, service connected, permanently and totally disabled.

Exemption may be granted of 100% of the tax on real property, occupied as the sole dwelling and principal place of residence of a disabled veteran holding title or partial title thereto. A surviving spouse of a veteran eligible for this exemption shall also qualify so long as the death of the veteran occurs on or after January 1, 2011, the surviving spouse does not remarry and continues to occupy the real property as his/her principle place of residence. The exemption applies to the principal place of residence and up to one (1) acre of land. Bills will be generated for land exceeding one (1) acre and any improvements on the additional acreage.

Deadline for filing application for tax exemption is January 1 through March 31 of the tax year. For 2011 only claims may be filed up to 12/31/11 for full 100% exemption review.

For further Information call (540) 776-7116 or email:

Natalie Wells
Master Deputy Commissioner