What is the Veteran's Exemption?
- The State of Wyoming Legislature budgets funding to assist Veterans of foreign wars in paying their property taxes.
- The County Assessor's Office administers the exemption based on statute and Department of Revenue Rules & Regulations.
- Each Veteran, or widow of a qualifying veteran, must appear in person at their local County Assessor's Office to complete the initial application.
Veterans Exemption Claim Form
- Veterans who are Wyoming residents for a minimum of three years preceding qualifying for the benefit.
- Veterans who have written documentation of honorable discharge (DD-214 or equivalent) from active duty military service.
- Qualifying dates per W.S. 39-11-105(a)(xxiv) are:
- 12/07/1941 - 12/31/1946
- 06/27/1950 - 1/31/1955
- 02/28/1961 - 05/07/1975
- Served during an armed conflict and received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) or equivalent.
Veterans Exemption Qualifying Medals
- A disabled Veteran with a compensable service related disability certified by the Veterans administration.
Veterans Administration Verification Form
How Can the Exemption Be Used?
- The exemption may be used on property tax and it reduces the assessed valuation by $3000 annually. The tax dollar amount varies depending on the mill levy for each tax district, the approximate amount is $200.00.
- The Veteran or the Veteran's spouse MUST contact their local County Assessor's office each year before the 4th Monday in May to renew their application.
- County fees for licensing a vehicle (not sales tax) may be reduced by $3000 assessed dollars annually. More than one vehicle may qualify, not to exceed a total of $90.00 per year.