Veterans / Active Duty Serviceman Exemption

Eligible War Dates and Veteran's Exemption Amounts


An exemption of up to $3,000 is available to veterans who have served honorably or under honorable conditions or released with an other than honorable discharge based on a qualifying condition, during periods of war (see dates below) Additional Exemption of 1/2 the stated amount granted by State ($1,500) Total is $4,500 assessment reduction. Veterans who have served ninety days active duty during the following are eligible for the exemption.


Dates of War and Other Recognized Military Campaigns and Operations Under §27-103as Amended by Public Act 03-85

For Property Tax Exemption under §12-81 (19) as of October 1, 2003

World War II

December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 1 

Korean Conflict

June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

Vietnam Era

February 28, 1961 to July 1, 1975


July 1, 1958 to November 1, 1958 or September 29, 1982 to March 30, 1984 2 

Invasion of Grenada

October 25, 1983 to Decemer 15, 1983 2

Operation Earnest Will

February 1, 1987 to July 23, 1987 2

Invasion of Panama

December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 2

Persian Gulf War

After August 2, 1990 3

Pursuant to §12-86, twelve o’clock midnight on December 31, 1947 is the World War II termination date for purposes of granting a property tax exemption

A person must have served in a combat support role for the duration of a campaign lasting less than 90 days (i.e., the Invasions of Grenada and Panama) in order to qualify for a property tax exemption. A person must have also served in a combat or combat support role in Lebanon or in Operation Earnest Will, during the specified dates, in order to qualify for an exemption.  An Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to such individuals. 

3 Although referred to as the Persian Gulf War, service in the Persian Gulf is not required, nor is service in a combat or combat support role.   Service anywhere for at least 90 days, and timely filing of DD2-14, qualifies for an exemption commencing October 1, 2003.

Active Duty Motor Vehicle Exemption

Additional Veterans Application