The Disabled Veterans' Exemption is available for qualified veterans or the unmarried surviving spouse of the veteran to reduce their property taxes. The exemption amount is adjusted annually due to inflation. Find out qualifications and how to apply below.
You must submit the following information to file for the exemption:
There are two levels of the Disabled Veterans' Exemption: basic and low-income.
A qualified applicant must file by the end of the calendar year for the tax year in which they wish to seek relief. For example, an applicant acquiring property in March 2022 must file an exemption claim by December 31, 2022 in order to be considered timely.
Claims received after that date are still eligible for exemption, but will only receive 85% of the appropriate exemption for that year. Applicants will then receive 100% of the appropriate exemption every year thereafter.
Mail the completed form and necessary information to the following address:
ERNEST J. DRONENBURG, JR., ASSESSOR
Submit the completed application at any of our available office locations linked below.
For assistance with completing the form, only our staff at the San Diego Assessor Main Office can assist:
County Administration Center
Schedule up to 1 week in advance.
Select Assessor, then Exemptions (i.e. Homeowners', Disabled Veterans', Institutional).