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Disabled Veterans Exemptions

Chief County Assessment Office
Property Tax Relief

Disabled Veterans Standard Exemption

 

Provides a reduction in a property’s EAV to a qualifying property owned by a veteran with a service-connected disability certified by the U. S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. A $2,500 homestead exemption is available to a veteran with a service-connected disability of at least 30% but less than 50% or a $5,000 homestead exemption is available to a veteran with a service-connected disability of at least 50% but less than 70%. A total exemption from taxes is granted if the percentage of service-connected disability is at least 70 percent.

To qualify for this exemption, you must:

  • Own & occupy the property as of January 1st, of the assessment year.
  • Be an Illinois resident who has served as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces (on active duty or state active duty), Il. National Guard, or U.S. Reserve Forces, and not dishonorably discharged.
  • Have at least a 30% service-connected disability certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Have a total EAV of less than $250,000 for the primary residence.
  • The surviving spouse of a disabled veteran can continue to receive this exemption on the property, or transfer the exemption to a new primary residence (only 1 transfer allowed, and previous property must be sold first) if the following conditions are met: - Must not be remarried; - Must own & occupy property as of January, 1st of the assessment year; - Have a total EAV of less than $250,000 for the primary residence.
  • Apply for the exemption at the Chief County Assessors Office, or click here PDF Document to download the application.

NOTE: This exemption must be renewed each year.


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Larry A. Wilson - Chief County Assessor Click to send e-mail 
Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
Second Floor - 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL, 61201-8624

Phone: (309) 558-3660     Fax: (309) 558-3658     Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday