Office of the Bay County Treasurer

Shawna S. Walraven, Treasurer

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 602
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5122
Voice: (989) 895-4285
Fax: (989) 895-4082

Disabled Veterans Exemption

Qualifying disabled veterans are eligible for an exemption from paying real property taxes on their principal residence.

Contact the Bay County Department of Veteran Affairs if you are in need of benefits or have questions on eligibility for the disabled veterans exemption.

Eligibility

  • Must have been honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States
  • Must be a Michigan resident
  • Meets one of the following criteria:
    1. Determined by the United States Veteran's Affairs (VA) to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans' benefits at the 100% rate
    2. Has a certificate from the VA, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing
    3. Has been rated by the VA as individually unemployable
  • Must have some form of documentation from the VA
  • The unremarried surviving spouse of the disabled veteran is eligible for the exemption based upon the eligibility of their spouse

Application Process

Further Reading

The Michigan Department of Treasury has further information on the exemption, including FAQs, and full text of the law.