Are You Receiving the Exemptions that Apply to You?
 

 Type of Exemption

 Qualifications  


Assessment
Reduction Amount

 
When do you Renew?
 

Contact

General Homestead Exemption
 
Owner Occupied*
 

Up to $6,000
 
Not required after initial application
 
St. Clair County Assessor
(618) 825-2704


Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption


Owner Occupied*
 
65 or older by Dec 31, 2016.
 

$5,000
 

Not required after initial application
 
Board of Review
(618) 277-6600 ext. 2489, 2493
 
Homestead Improvement
Exemption
 
Owner Occupied*
 
If your assessment increased due to a new improvement

A four year exemption on the increase in assessed value due the improvement up to $25,000 per year.
 
Once for each added improvement
 
Board of Review
(618) 277-6600  ext. 2489,  2493
 
Senior Citizens Property Assessment Freeze
Owner Occupied*
 
65 or older by Dec 31, 2016.
 
Annual household income less than $55,000
  
Assessment is frozen at its value in the year prior to the initial application
 
 
Annually
 

St. Clair County Assessor
(618) 825-2704
 
 Fraternal Organization Freeze
Property owned and used by a fraternal organization whose members provide financial support for charitable works
 
Assessment will be frozen at 15% of that property’s assessed value
 
 Annually
 
(618) 825-2704
 
Veterans Organization Freeze
Property owned and used by a veterans organization on which is located the principle building for the post, camp or charter
 
Assessment will be frozen at 15% of that property’s assessed value
 
 Annually
 
St. Clair County Assessor
(618) 825-2704
 *Owner occupied property must be owned and occupied as a principal residence by taxpayer
 
 
Disabled Persons and Illinois Veterans’ Exemptions
         
 

Type of Exemption
 
  Qualifications

Assessment
Reduction Amount
 
 

When do you Renew?
 

Contact

Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption


Qualified property owned by a disabled person
 

$2,000
 

Annually
 
St. Clair County Assessor
(618) 825-2704

 


Disabled Veterans’ Homestead Exemption

 
 
30-49% disability
 
50% - 69% disability

70-100% disability
               
  
                    
$2,500
 
$5,000
 
Exempt from taxation
 

Annually
 
St. Clair County Assessor
(618) 825-2704

Returning Veterans’ Homestead Exemption

 
Veteran who returned from active duty in an armed conflict of the Armed Forces of the United States
   
$5,000 reduction for tax year veteran returns & subsequent year
(2 years only)


File for this exemption upon returning home

 
St. Clair County Assessor
(618) 825-2704

General Disabled Veterans’ Homestead Exemption

 
Federally approved specially adapted housing
 

Up to $100,000

 
Initial Application
Annually verified

 
Veterans’ Affairs
     (618) 233-5140
 

Disabled Persons’/Disabled Veterans’ property can receive only one of the following each year:
 - Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-168)
 - Disabled Veterans’ Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-169)
 - General Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-165)