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PHONE:  (540) 375-3019|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |E-MAIL:  commissioner@salemva.gov
MAIL:  P.O. Box 869, Salem, VA 24153 |LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

Veterans Tax Relief

PHONE:  (540) 375-3019|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |E-MAIL:  commissioner@salemva.gov
MAIL:  P.O. Box 869, Salem, VA 24153 |LOCATION:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

The Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office administers the City’s Real Estate Tax Exemption program for Veterans. This is an exemption for 100% service-connected disabled veterans, which will eliminate current real estate taxes for veterans who meet the qualifications below on their primary residence and up to one (1) acre of land. Applications are available online or in the Commissioner’s office and may be submitted year-round.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

You must meet the following qualifications.

  • Disability of Veteran must be 100% service-connected AND permanent AND total.
  • Residence must be Veteran’s primary residence (proof, such as resident State tax return, may be requested).
  • Real Estate must be owned and occupied by the disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran whose death occurred on or after 1/1/2011 (spouse must not be remarried)

Required Documentation.

  • Certification letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs showing disability being: (a) 100% service-connected, AND (b) permanent, AND (c) total.

Veterans can contact the Department of Veteran’s Affairs for assistance on the verification of their service connected disability rating.

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Veterans Affairs Regional Office
210 Franklin RD SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
1-800-827-1000