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Tompkins’ Resources for Veterans

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Tompkins’ Resources for Veterans

Departments across Tompkins County government offer services and benefits for local Veterans. Please read on to learn more about these perks for living in Tompkins County. 


Assessment
Tompkins County Department of Assessment offers qualifying Veterans property tax exemptions, per state and local laws.

Property Tax Exemption Forms 

 

County Clerk

The Tompkins County Clerk offers Veterans the opportunity to file a copy of their original DD214 with the office. The office will provide a Veteran certified copies of their discharge papers, free of charge, if/whenever needed.

Veterans who file their original DD214 with the County Clerk’s office also get to register for Return the FAVOR (Find & Assist Vets of Record). Through this program, registered merchants offer discounts to enrolled Tompkins County Veterans who patronize their business. 

Qualified Veterans, those who were honorably discharged or received a general discharge under honorable circumstances, can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of their NYS driver license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card.
 
Apply for this designation at the County’s Division of Motor Vehicles.  


Human Resources
The County’s HR Department provides an informative welcome letter to Veterans and their families locating to Tompkins County or seeking employment opportunities with the County government.


Workforce New York

Staff at the County’s employment services agency prioritizes Veterans, and their eligible spouses, seeking information or assistance with their search for employment.

 

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