Real Estate Tax Relief - 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 following conditions:

  1. Real estate must be your principal place of residence.
  2. Real estate must be owned and occupied by the Disabled Veteran or un-remarried surviving spouse of a veteran whose death occurred after January 1, 2011.
  3. Disabled Veterans 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, and the surviving spouse does not remarry. The exemption applies to the principal place of residence and up to one acre of land. Bills will be generated for land exceeding one acre and any improvements on the additional acreage.

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

For more information call the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office at 540-772-2181.