Chief County Assessment Office
Property Tax Relief
Returning Veterans Exemption
Under this program, $5,000 of the equalized assessed value of a home owned by a qualifying returning veteran is exempt from property taxes.
To qualify for this exemption, you must:
- Own & occupy the property as of January 1st of the year returning.
- Be an Illinois resident who has served as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, Il. National Guard, or U.S. Reserve Forces.
- Be returning from active duty in an armed conflict. (A veteran who dies is eligible to receive the exemption.)
- Apply for the exemption at the Chief County Assessors Office, or click here to download the application.
NOTE: This exemption must be renewed each year.