The Disabled Veterans program provides a market value exclusion for property tax purposes for the homestead property of an honorably discharged veteran who has a service-connected disability rating of 70 percent or higher, as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
A verification letter from the Veterans Administration must accompany the application. The qualified veteran or surviving spouse is responsible for disclosing any change that may disqualify them from the exclusion.
Qualifying veterans who are 70 percent disabled or more are eligible for a maximum exclusion of $150,000. Qualifying veterans who are permanently 100 percent disabled are eligible for a maximum $300,000 market value exclusion.
Applying for Disabled Veterans program online
You can now safely and securely apply for the Disabled Veterans program online.
Complete the application and attach all proper documentation. Send in applications by Dec. 31 to be eligible for exclusion in the next payable tax year.
After you have applied, you will receive an email from DocuSign when the application is successfully submitted to Assessing Services. Assessing Services will review your application and will only contact you if they have any questions.
Complete a Disabled Veterans Application
Personal information is safe
Your application will be encrypted through bank-grade security encryption. Your social security number is considered private data and will remain confidential. It will only be shared among government officials for tax collection and administrative purposes.
Provide dates property was occupied and sold
The application requires a date that the property was occupied and sold. Please provide a date based on your best recollection.
More ways to apply
You can also complete the following applications on paper:
Homestead Exclusion for a Veteran with a Disability
Homestead Exclusion for a Surviving Spouse
Homestead Exclusion for a Primary Caregiver
Once completed, you can do one of the following:
Apply by mail: Mail the completed form to Dakota County Assessing Services, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings MN 55033-2343.
Apply by fax: Fax the completed form to 651-438-4469.