Veterans Resources

Property Tax Exemptions: the California Constitution and Revenue and Taxation Code section 205.5 provides a property tax exemption for the home of a disabled veteran or an unmarried spouse of a deceased disabled veteran.

You may apply for the Disabled Veteran's Exemption​ if:​

  • You are a totally disabled veteran (service related 100% or 100% unemployable), or are blind in both eyes or have lost the use of more than one limb as a result of injury or disease during military service.    
  • You are the unmarried surviving spouse of a qualifying Disabled Veteran who during the veteran’s lifetime was either receiving the exemption or would have qualified for the exemption had the veteran applied for it.  
  • You are the unmarried surviving spouse of a qualifying veteran who died on active duty as the result of a service-connected disease or injury.

There are two levels of the Disabled Veteran's Exemption; a basic exemption and a low-income exemption (based on an income limit):
Both exemption and income eligibility amounts are compounded annually by an inflation factor.

Exemption Amounts and Household Income Limits for Current and Prior Years

Lien DateFactorExemption
Income Limit
BasicLow-Income
20201.02751$143,273
$214,910$64,337
20191.03512$139,437$209,156$62,614
20181.02954$134,706$202,060$60,490
20171.02612$130,841$196,262$58,754
20161.00894$127,510$191,266$57,258
20151.01159$126,380$189,571$56,751
20141.02296$124,932$187,399$56,101
20131.02383$122,128$183,193$54,842
20121.02088$119,285$178,929$53,566
20111.01551$116,845$175,269$52,470

Claim for Disabled Veterans' Property Tax Exemption - BOE-261-G

A comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions​ pertaining to Disabled Veterans’ Exemptions and Veterans’ Exemptions​ is available on the California State Board of Equalization website. ​If you have further questions, call (916) 875-0720​ (8am-4pm). 
Disaster Relief for Properties Receiving the Disabled Veterans' Exemption ​

​The State Board of Equalization Tax Help for Veterans​ offers information on Veteran's tax topics.

​The Assessor's Office​ is grateful for the dedication and accomplishments of our veterans. ​

Sacramento County's Veterans Service office offers assistance with many programs and benefits.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​