The Veteran's Service Commission determines the eligibility and issues a certificate to all veterans that qualify for the exemption. The current exemption is $4000 and is deducted from the taxable value of property owned by a qualified veteran. Upon receipt of the Certificate of Eligibility from the Veteran Service Commission, the original document should be presented in the Assessor's Office after January 1st but no later than 30 days after the mailing of the county assessor's notice of value. Once the exemption is granted, it is retained for subsequent years without having to reapply. If the property changes ownership, the exemption will be removed on January 1st of the following year and the new owner if eligible for the exemption must apply after January 1st but no later than 30 days after the mailing of the county assessor's notice of value. Surviving spouses may qualify for the exemption by applying to the Veteran Service Commission. Please see the instructions and application under our forms link for the requirements necessary to apply.