Assessment Office:

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 PDF Document to download the application.

NOTE: This exemption must be renewed each year.

Larry A. Wilson - Chief County Assessor
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   Email:
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday