Veterans' Exemption

Veterans' Exemption

  • A $4,000 exemption for any property that is owned by an eligible veteran and is subject to property taxes. This exemption can be applied to real estate, a boat, or plane, or property used in a trade, profession or business.
  • This exemption is also available to a surviving spouse and/or the parents of a deceased veteran.
  • Because the Homeowners’ Exemption of $7,000 provides greater savings than this one, most California veteran homeowners choose the Homeowners’ Exemption.

Disabled Veterans' Exemption

  • This exemption applies to the home of a person (or a person’s spouse) who is, or has been, injured in military service.
  • In general, injuries that qualify a veteran for the exemption include: (1) total disability, (2) blindness, or (3) has lost the use of two or more limbs.
  • The amount(s) of the exemption depend upon: (1) the type of injury, and (2) the household income.
  • A 100% disabled veteran is allowed a Basic Exemption of $126,380 with no income limitation for the 2015 lien date.
  • A 100% disabled veteran is allowed a Low-Income Exemption of $189,571, with a household income limit of $56,751 for the 2015 lien date.

Exemption applications are due February 15, or on or before the 30th day following the date of Notice of Supplemental Assessment, whichever comes first.

Late applications filed up to December 10 may receive a percentage of the allowable exemption amount.

Please call (714) 834-5945 for more information.