- Be an Illinois resident who has served as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, Illinois National Guard, or U.S. Reserved Forces,
- Return from active duty in an armed conflict involving the armed forces of the U.S.
- Have owned or had a legal or equitable interest in the property used as your principal place of residence on January 1 of the assessment year, and
- Be liable for the payment of the property taxes
- If you were discharged from active duty service, you will need to provide a copy of your certified Department of Defense DD form 214.
- If you are still on active duty after returning home, you will need to provide your military orders and travel voucher showing the date of your return.
- The documents must state that you are returning from an armed conflict involving the armed forces of the U.S. within the tax year that you are requesting this exemption.
The documents must be filed with the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments office 421 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187.
The returning veterans, homestead exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-167) provides a one-time $5,000 reduction in the equalized assessed value (EVA) of the veteran’s principal residence for the taxable year that the veteran returns from active duty in an armed conflict involving the armed forces of the United States, The veteran must own and occupy or lease and occupy the property on January 1 of the assessment year as his or her principal residence.
Forms: Click here for Returning Veterans Homestead Exemption Application
Questions: Call the Supervisor of Assessments office at 630-407-5858