Apply for a Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption

Are you an honorably discharged veteran with a service related disability? You're in the right place to  file for your property tax exemption here.

Online

We don't accept online submissions

You'll need to complete the paper form. Click the Paper Form or In Person tab of this page for instructions to download the form. Call or visit our office if you need filling it out. You can find our number and address in the Contact Us section of this page.

Paper Form

Check if you're eligible

To qualify for the Disabled Veterans exemption, you need to be:

  • A Michigan resident
  • Living in the home you own (commonly referred to as your homestead)
  • Disabled as a result of your service from which you were honorably discharged (100% disabled), or the surviving spouse of the disabled Veteran, and you have not remarried

Want to review the law that was written for this exemption? Read it here.

Gather your documentation

You'll need to file for this exemption every year. You can file for the upcoming tax year starting January 1st, and up until the Board of Review concludes in December. It's a good idea to pick a month before December and make a reminder for yourself to file every year.

You'll need to send a copy of your DD214 along with your original, completed affidavit and one of the following documents:

  • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs stating you are 100% disabled
  • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs saying you are receiving or have received payment assistance for specially adapted housing
  • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs saying you are individually unemployable

Are you the legal designee of the Disabled Veteran or surviving spouse? You'll need to provide proof that you can file for them.

Complete the Michigan Affidavit 5107

The form you use to apply for this exemption is a State of Michigan form called the State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption

You can fill out the form on your computer, but you'll need to print it and sign it before turning in the original to the City Assessor's Office. Don't have a printer? You can pick up the form at our office, we're located at the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page.

Download and Print the Disabled Veterans Exemption Affidavit

Mail your documents to our office

If you're ready to submit, mail your affidavit and supporting documentation to the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page.

We'll review your application

We'll send your application on to the Board of Review. Keep in mind that their process could take months to get you a notice of approval or denial.

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. You won't be able to apply over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to submit your application.

In Person

Check if you're eligible

To qualify for the Disabled Veterans exemption, you'll need to be:

  • A Michigan resident
  • Living in the home you own (commonly referred to as your homestead)
  • Disabled as a result of your service from which you were honorably discharged (100% disabled), or the surviving spouse of the disabled Veteran, and you have not remarried

Want to review the law that was written for this exemption? Read it here.

Gather your documentation

You'll need to file for this exemption every year. You can file for the upcoming tax year starting January 1st, and up until the Board of Review concludes in December. It's a good idea to pick a month before December and make a reminder for yourself to file every year.

You'll need to send a copy of your DD214 along with your original, completed affidavit and one of the following documents:

  • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs stating you are 100% disabled
  • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs saying you are receiving or have received payment assistance for specially adapted housing
  • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs saying you are individually unemployable

Are you the legal designee of the Disabled Veteran or surviving spouse? You'll need to provide proof that you can file for them.

Complete the Michigan Affidavit 5107

The form you use to apply for this exemption is a State of Michigan form called the State Tax Commission Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption

You can fill out the form on your computer, but you'll need to print it and sign it before turning in the original to the City Assessor's Office. Don't have a printer? You can pick up the form at our office, we're located at the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page.

Download and Print the Disabled Veterans Exemption Affidavit

Bring your documents to our office

You have the option to complete the form at our office. You'd want to make sure you bring the required documentation mentioned above if you do.

If you filled out the form at home and you're ready to submit, visit us at the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page. Our office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

We'll review your application

We'll send your application on to the Board of Review. Keep in mind that their process could take months to get you a notice of approval or denial.