If you are the surviving spouse of a veteran, you may be entitled to exempt a portion of your property taxes.

You must meet two requirements to qualify:

  1. Own and live in a Multnomah County home as your primary residence.
  2. You must be the surviving spouse or surviving partner of a qualified veteran who received an honorable discharge from active duty. The veteran did not have to be disabled for a surviving spouse or partner to be eligible.

Required Documentation:

  1. Proof of honorable discharge
  2. Death certificate AND
  3. Marriage certificate

You can submit your claim along with the required documentation listed above to: dart.special.programs@multco.us

Or mail to:
Multnomah County Assessment, Recording & Taxation
PO Box 2716
Portland, OR 97208-2716

Please remove social security numbers from any documentation prior to submission.

Information:  Surviving Spouse Property Tax Exemption Explained

Application: Surviving Spouse Exemption Claim

Statute: ORS 307.250 – 307.283