Veteran's discharge records (DD-214) may be filed at no charge in the Town Clerk's office and under some circumstances may serve to qualify for tax relief with the Assessor's office. To receive a veteran's exemption on the assessed value of your real or personal property, you must file your original DD-214 certificate (separation papers from active duty) in the Town Clerk's office by September 30. A certified copy of your DD-214 previously filed with another town will be accepted if an original is not available.
To qualify for the veteran's exemption, you must have served during a time of war. Click here to view the dates determined to be time of war by SEC. 27-103.
Duplicate copies of DD-214s can be obtained from the National Personnel Records Center by requesting a completing a Standard Form 180 (SF 180), Request Pertaining to Military Records.
The completed form should be mailed to the appropriate address on page 3 of form 180 based upon the veteran's branch and dates of service.
Veterans and next-of-kin can now use eVetRecs to order military records online (you still must mail in a signature page).
Veterans and next-of-kin may also request copies of discharge records filed with the Town Clerk by completing the Request for copy of Armed Forces Discharge form and providing identification as indicated.
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