Any person, who is serving in the armed services in time of war or any Veteran who has served in the armed services in time of war, may be eligible for a reduction on the assessed value of his or her property. If he or she owns property in town, or on his or her motor vehicle if he or she does not own property in town, by recording his or her original DD-214 (Discharge Papers) in the Town Clerk's Office. This information is then forwarded to the Assessor's Office to be applied to your taxes. The cut-off date is October 1 in order for it to affect your following July's tax bill.
Duplicate copies of DD214's can be obtained by requesting and completing a Standard Form 180 (SF 180), Request Pertaining to Military Records, to the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100. The form may be obtained by calling 800-827-1000 or by visiting the webpage for the National Personnel Records Center.