Veteran’s Exemption – Per the provisions of §12-89, §12-90 and §12-95
How can I qualify for the war time Veteran’s exemption?
As of October 1st the assessment date, you must:
- Be a Putnam resident.
- Have served in at least 90 days during a time of war or recognized military conflict in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.
How do I apply?
File your acceptable form of proof of service (Honorable Discharge or DD214) with the Town Clerk.
When may I apply?
You may file your proof of service at any time during the year. However, the exemption will be granted on the next Grand List date following your filing date. Example: You file your DD214 with the Town Clerk on January 23, 2006, the exemption will first apply on the October 1, 2006 Grand List.
When do I have to re-apply?
You only have to file your proof of service once for this exemption.
What are the benefits of this program?
A reduction of $1,500 in assessment reduction will be applied to property you own.