The Shelby County Trustee administers a state-funded Tax Relief Program to help disabled veterans pay their property taxes. For the purposes of this section, a disabled veteran means a person who has served in the armed forces of the United States, and whose disability meets 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
A person applying for tax relief as a disabled veteran must own and use the property for which application is being made as his/her primary residence. There is no age or income requirement for disabled veterans.
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, call (901) 222-0200.