Property tax relief can be granted to the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran who at the time of the disabled veteran’s death was eligible for disabled veterans’ property tax relief by meeting one of the following categories:
- A service-connected disability that resulted in paraplegia or permanent paralysis of both legs and lower part of the body resulting from traumatic injury or disease to the spinal cord or brain; or loss or loss of use of two or more limbs; or legal blindness
- A total and permanent disability rating from a service-connected disability
- A 100% total and permanent disability rating from being a prisoner of war
- Death resulting from a service-connected, combat-related cause
The surviving spouse must:
- Have been married to the veteran at the time of death
- Not have remarried
- Own and use the property as his/her primary residence on which application is being made
- Provide a copy of his/her spouse’s death certificate
- Provide a form of personal ID such as a social security card, driver’s license, or military ID
- Provide a title or bill of sale (for mobile homes)
- There is no income requirement
Note: Determination of eligibility will be made based on information provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through use of a consent form available in the Shelby County Trustee’s Office. Under no conditions shall property tax relief extend to any person who was dishonorably discharged from any of the armed services.
To apply for Tax Relief, please call Trustee Customer Service at (901) 222-0200.