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Disabled Veterans
and
Surviving Spouses of Veterans

Do you know …………
You may be eligible to receive a Property Tax Exemption?
Veterans Who Qualify meet the following 3 requirements:

1. Own and live in their Coos County home as their primary residence.

2. Certified as 40% or more disabled by the Department of Veteran Affairs, US Armed Forces, or an independent licensed physician.(Veterans certified by an independent licensed physician must also meet an income requirement. Contact the Assessor’s Office for more information).

3. Received an honorable discharge from active duty and meet at least one of the following requirements:
  • Served at least 91 consecutive days beginning on or before January 31, 1955, or 179 consecutive days beginning after January 31, 1955.
  • Served for 178 days or less and was discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions because of a service-connected disability, or has a disability rating from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Served for at least one day in a combat zone.
  • Received a combat or campaign ribbon, or expeditionary medal for service in the US Armed Forces.
  • Is receiving a nonservice-connected pension from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Surviving Spouses/Partners Who Qualify meet the following 2 requirements:

1. Own and live in their Coos County home as their primary residence.
2. Is the surviving spouse or partner (per HB 2007)of a qualified veteran as described in “3” above.(The veteran does not have to have been disabled for a spouse/partner to be eligible for the exemption).

How to File A Claim

Submit the Disabled Veteran or Surviving Spouse Exemption Claim form. (Available on this website or at the Assessor’s Office,250 North Baxter Street, Coquille, 2nd Floor).

Veterans also submit:      

  1. A copy of your DD-214 or other military-issued documentation showing your honorable discharge and period of active service.
  2. A copy of your disability certification.

Surviving spouses/partners also submit:

  1. A copy of the veteran’s DD-214 or other military-issued documentation showing his/her honorable discharge and period of active service.
  2. A copy of your marriage license or certificate of registered domestic partnership.
  3. A copy of the veteran’s death certificate.

When to File a Claim

Claims are accepted between January 1 and April 1 for the upcoming tax year beginning July 1. (Exceptions may apply for recently widowed spouses or partners, or veterans who have recently received a retroactive disability certification from the Department of Veteran Affairs. Contact the Assessor’s Office for more information).

The above information applies to standard filings. Other circumstances such as newly acquired property, properties held in trust, retroactive disability certification, or annual income of veterans certified by an independent licensed physician may affect filing deadlines or eligibility. Contact the Assessor’s Office for more information.

For more information call or visit:

Kathleen Bach, Veteran Exemption Clerk
Coos County Assessor’s Office
250 N Baxter Street, 2nd Floor, Coquille OR 97423
541-396-7916
kbach@co.coos.or.us



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Coos County Assessor
250 North Baxter
Coquille, Oregon  97423
541-396-7900