Veterans/Military Exemptions

If you are a Veteran you may be eligible for a property tax exemption.
You must file your discharge (DD-214) with the Town Clerk by September 30 to be eligible for the exemption the following year. 
More details are below – you should contact the Assessors Office once your DD-214 is filed to review what exemptions are available to you.

Combat-era veterans or their surviving spouses who have filed their DD-214 (Honorable Discharge) with the Town Clerk may be eligible for an assessment exemption on their dwelling or vehicle. The veteran must have served at least 90 days during a certified combat era. His/her DD-214 or a certified copy must be filed with the Town Clerk by September 30 in order for the exemption to be applied to the next assessment list.

Combat-era veterans still serving can apply for this exemption at the Assessor’s Office. This basic veterans’ exemption is a primary qualification for the “Additional Veteran’s Exemption” further described below.

Veterans having a combat-related disability rating of at least 10% from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs are eligible for increased benefits. In order to qualify for these increased benefits, the veteran must annually present his/her disability verification letter from the VA to the Assessor by October 1 until age 65.

State residents currently in active-duty military service may also be eligible for the above-described exemption. In addition, one car owned or leased by any military Connecticut resident may be fully exempt from property taxes. Non-residents stationed in Connecticut may also qualify for a full exemption on their vehicles.  Applications can be found Here and select "Exemption Forms" from the drop down box or you may call the Assessors at (203) 256-3110 for further information.

Low-income veterans or their widow(ers) may be eligible to receive an additional exemption. Home-ownership is not required.

In order to qualify, an applicant must file between February 1 and October 1 for the exemption to be applied to the next assessment year’s taxes. Proof of income must be submitted at the time of application. In addition, the original or certified copy of the veteran’s DD-214 must be on file in the Town Clerk’s Office by the prior September 30.

Sec. 27-103 CGS (as amended PA 03-85)

Spanish-American War

  • World War I (April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918)
  • World War II (December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946)
  • Korean Conflict  (June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955)
  • Vietnam Conflict (February 28, 1961 - July 1, 1975)
  • Veterans who served in combat or combat support role during the following periods
  • Lebanon (July 1, 1958 - November 28, 1958) OR (Sept 29, 1982 - Mar. 20, 1984)
  • Grenada (Oct. 25, 1983 - Dec. 15, 1983)
  • Operation Ernest Will (July 24, 1987 - August 1, 1990)
  • Involving the escort of Kuwaiti oil tankers flying the United States flag in the Persian Gulf
  • Panama (Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990)
  • Persian Gulf Era (Aug. 2, 1990 until a date prescribed by the President or law)
  • (includes Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom)

A period beginning on the date of any future Congressional declaration of war and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of Congress.