Frequently Asked Questions
What is an exemption?
The Nevada Legislature provides for property tax exemptions to Nevada residents meeting certain requirements.
What types of exemptions are available in the State of Nevada?
We offer several exemptions which include surviving spouses, orphans, veterans, disabled veterans and blind persons. All exemptions require an affidavit stating that they are a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada, and only allowed one exemption for the state.
What can an exemption be applied to?
An exemption can be applied in DMV towards new registrations and renewals on the line item "gov svcs tax" (Basic Government Services Tax), which you can view on your renewal notices.
There is also an option to use your exemption on real or personal property. The amount that will be applied can be found out by the assessed value multiplied by the tax rate will equal the exemption amount.
- Lovelock: 3.6592
- Imlay: 3.2468
- County: 3.0968
How do I apply for a surviving spouse or orphan exemption? (NRS 361.080)
Surviving spouses or orphans must be a resident of the State of Nevada. Surviving spouses must bring a copy of the spouse’s death certificate to the Assessor’s Office as well as sign an affidavit which will be provided in office. A surviving spouse is not entitled to an exemption to the following fiscal year after a remarriage.A surviving spouse of a disabled veteran qualifies for the same amount the disabled veteran would have received. Please see requirements answered in "How do I apply for a veteran’s exemption?"
Reference: View NRS 361.080
How do I apply for a veteran's exemption? (NRS 361.090)
A veteran must bring into the Assessor’s office a valid DD214 with an honorable discharge, have served a minimum of 90 days of active duty, who was assigned to active duty at some time between: April 21, 1898, and June 15, 1903,
- April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918
- December 7, 1941, and December 31, 1946
- June 25, 1950, and May 7, 1975
- September 26, 1982, and December 1, 1987
- October 23, 1983, and November 21, 1983
- December 20, 1989, and January 31, 1990
- August 2, 1990, and April 11, 1991
- December 5, 1992, and March 31, 1994
- November 20, 1995, and December 20, 1996
Also eligible are veterans who served on active duty in connection with carrying out the authorization granted to the President of the United States in Public Law 102-1. Has served on active duty in connection with a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the Government of the United States, regardless of the number of days served on active duty. In addition to a valid DD214 the veteran will need to fill out and sign an affidavit stating they are a resident of Nevada.
Disabled veterans will need to provide a letter from the veteran’s home stating a disability of 60% or higher. The exemption amount will increase depending on the percentage of disability (NRS 361.091).
Reference View NRS 361.090
How do I apply for a "blind" exemption? (NRS 361.085)
An affidavit will need to be signed at the Assessor’s office stating they are a resident of Nevada. A certificate from a licensed physician stating that the individual has found him or her to be a person who is blind. Per NRS 361.085 (6) “As used in this section, “person who is blind” includes any person whose visual acuity with correcting lenses does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye, or whose vision in the better eye is restricted to a field which subtends an angle of not greater than 20°”
Assessed value is annually adjusted by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The amounts for the current year are as follows.
- Surviving spouse: 1,320
- Veteran: 2,640
- 100% Disabled Veteran: 26,400
- 80% Disabled Veteran: 19,800
- 60% Disabled Veteran: 13,200
- Blind: 3,960