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 Veteran's Administration must accompany the application. Starting with assessment year 2017, an annual application is no longer required. The qualified veteran or surviving spouse is still 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.
Complete the application and attach all proper documentation. Send in applications by Dec. 15 to be eligible for exclusion in the next payable tax year.
There are separate applications for:
Homestead Exclusion for a Veteran with a Disability
Homestead Exclusion for a Surviving Spouse
Homestead Exclusion for a Primary Caregiver
Ways to apply
- 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.