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, 2018.
 

$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, 2018.
 
Annual household income less than $65,000
  
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

Persons’ With Disabilities Homestead Exemption


Qualified property owned by a disabled person
 

$2,000
 

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

 

Veterans’ With Disabilities Standard 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

Veterans’ With Disabilites Exemption For Specially Adapted Housing

 
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:
 - Persons’ With Disabilities Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-168)
 - Veterans’ With Disabilites Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-169)
 - Veteran’s With Disabilities Standard Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-165)