Certain permanently and totally disabled war veterans or the surviving spouses (widows / widowers) of such disabled war veterans and servicepersons are granted a full property tax exemption on their dwelling house and the lot on which it is situated.
To qualify, you must be an honorably discharged veteran, who had active service in time of war in the U.S. Armed Forces, or the unmarried surviving spouse of such a disabled veteran. Surviving spouses of servicepersons who died in active service in time of war also qualify. Disability must be certified as 100% permanent and total by the United States Veterans Administration.
You must be the owner and a permanent resident in the dwelling and legal resident of New Jersey. In the case of surviving spouses, the deceased spouse must also have been a legal resident of New Jersey.
The appropriate claim form must me filed with the municipal assessor. For more information, visit the New Jersey Division of Taxation Website.