UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Real Estate Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans

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Real Estate Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans

Code of Virginia (1950) §58.1-3219.5, as amended, provides for a state-wide exemption of real property taxes for United States Veterans who have been declared by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a 100% service-connected, permanent and total disability. In order to qualify for exemption from City of Williamsburg real property taxation, the permanently and totally disabled United States Veteran must own real property in the City of Williamsburg either individually or jointly with the veteran’s spouse and occupy that property as the veteran’s principal place of residence.


The exemption applies only to the dwelling occupied as the principal place of residence, and the underlying land on which the dwelling is located.


City staff members are available to answer your questions and assist you with the tax exemption application process in person or by calling the Real Estate Assessment Office, 401 Lafayette Street, 757-220-6185 during regular office hours Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Application for Real Estate Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans (pdf)