Contact Information

Personal Property Staff

Phone: (540) 658-4132
Fax: (540) 658-4120
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Physical Address
1300 Courthouse Road
2nd Floor
Stafford, VA 22554-1300 

Mailing Address
PO Box 98
StaffordVA 22555

Below is the list of military exemptions and tax relief our office offers.  Click on a topic to learn more information and to see if you qualify:

Active Duty Military

Personal Property owned by active duty military persons whose legal residence is not Virginia, is exempt from taxation under the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA). 

To apply for the military exemption program, the service member must complete and return: 

The following property is not eligible for this exemption and is fully taxable:  

  • Property co-owned with any person not active duty military (unless exempted by Military Spouses Residents Relief Act)
  • Property used in a trade or business

Active Duty Military Spouse

On January 1, 2010, motor vehicles and other tangible personal property owned by a spouse of a service member may be subject to the same tax treatment currently accorded the service member, whether the property is owned or titled in the name of the service member, spouse, or both names jointly.

To apply for the military exemption program the service member's spouse, the following must be completed and returned:

From the service member

From the service member's spouse: 

Disabled Veterans
There is a statewide provision to provide personal property tax relief on one vehicle and on the principal residence for up to 1 acre of land for disabled veterans. In order to qualify you must present a summary of benefits letter similar to the sample letter below. The following conditions must be met and be on the summary of benefits letter to qualify:

  • Your disability is service-connected
  • Your disability rating is 100% (or you are rated unemployable)
  • You are considered totally and permanently disabled due to the service-connected disability.
  • The date the VA determined your disability was service-connected, 100% permanent and total must be on the letter.
  • You must provide your most recent utility bill as proof of primary residency
Apply for Disabled Veteran's Tax Relief through our online portal.

Surviving Spouses (of Deceased Disabled Veterans) 
For those who meet the following criteria may be granted relief: 

  • The disabled veteran met the eligibility criteria above for tax relief
  • The death of the veteran occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2011
  • The surviving spouse does not remarry
  • The surviving spouse continues to occupy the property as a principal place of residence

Surviving Spouses (Killed in Action) 
Real estate taxes for the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action as determined by the U.S. Department of Defense may be relieved if the following criteria are met.

  • The member of the armed forces was killed in action after Jan 1, 2015.
  • The surviving spouse has a qualifying principal residence on the date the armed forces member was killed in action.
  • The surviving spouse does not remarry.
  • The surviving spouse continues to occupy the property as a principal place of residence.


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