Albemarle County offers 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.
Requirements for Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption:
- Veteran or surviving spouse must own or jointly own real property for which exemption is sought.
- Veteran or surviving spouse must occupy property as principal residence.
- Surviving spouse shall qualify only if the death of the veteran occurs on or after January 1, 2011 and the spouse does not remarry and continues to occupy the real property as his or her principal place of residence.
- Must provide original or true copies of documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or its successor agency certifying 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability.
- Must complete accompanying affidavit provided by County of Albemarle certifying eligibility.
Please note: According to Virginia Code § 58.1-3219.5(C) the exemption only applies up to10 acres. Additional acreage over 10 acres is not eligible for exemption under this law.
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