Veteran Exemption

A homeowner may be eligible for a reduction in the valuation of their property if they:

  • Have their permanent residence in Durham on April 1st
  • Are a veteran who was honorably discharged
  • Served during a recognized war period in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Are 62 or older or an unremarried widow/widower of a qualifying veteran
  • Are under 62 but 100% disabled due to a service-related disability
  • An application along with proof of service and discharge, such as a copy of their DD214 must be provided.  For veterans who served during World War II or later the exemption is a $6,000 reduction in valuation.

Veteran Exemption Application

Flowchart of Veteran's Exemption Qualifications