In accordance with the Constitution of Virginia, Article X, Section 6(a)(8), a disabled veteran having a 100% service-connected, permanent and total disability may qualify for exemption on one motor vehicle owned and used primarily by or for the veteran as of January 1, 2021. A veteran with a rating of less than 100%, but paid at the 100% rate because they are considered unemployable due to their service-connected disabilities may also qualify for exemption. This exemption only applies to automobiles and pickup trucks.
In accordance with the York County Code, Section 71-7.9, a disabled veteran who has a permanent and total service-connected disability which is not rated as 100% service-connected may receive a reduced tax rate on one vehicle owned in their name and which they regularly use. The qualified vehicle will be assessed at a 1% tax rate and will not be assessed the annual vehicle license fee.
To be considered for the disabled veteran tax benefits, we will require a copy of the summary letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) verifying a service-connected, permanent and total disability and a statement from the veteran declaring their primary use vehicle. This documentation may be brought into our office, mailed to us at: Commissioner of the Revenue, P.O. Box 190, Yorktown, VA, 23690 or submitted through our online document portal.
For more information or assistance, please contact our Personal Property department at (757)890-3381.