Veterans with a 100% disability due to a service-related injury or illness are eligible for an exemption of $139,437 on the assessed value of their home. Spouses of veterans killed in active duty are eligible for the same benefit.
If you are a disabled veteran and your annual household income is less than $62,614, you qualify for an increased exemption of $209,156. To claim the increased benefit, you must file annually.
How to apply for the Disabled Veteran Exemption
You must submit the application which can be found here:
Along with your application, submit the following documents:
- Proof of disability from the Veterans Administration;
- Honorable Discharge Papers;
- Death Certificate and Marriage Certificate (if claiming benefits for surviving spouse).
Veteran's exemption amounts may change annually. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact the Marin County Assessor Exemptions Division which is located at the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 208, San Rafael, CA. Exemptions staff can be reached at (415) 473-3794 or via email. Office hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday (closed major holidays).
You may also visit the Veterans’ Exemptions FAQ section for additional information.