How to Qualify for Property Tax Exemption Under Non-Governmental Ownership

Property owned by a church must be used exclusively for religious, charitable or non-profit purposes.

Property owned by a charity or school must be used exclusively for educational, charitable or non-profit purposes.

Click one of the gray boxes at right to determine which documents are required based on the nature of your organization.

Additional information is also available by clicking on the bar at top entitled “B.O.R. 16 Exemption Rules” or by calling 312-603-6651 to speak with a B.O.R. staff member.

YOUR NON-PROFIT STATUS AND FEDERAL TAX EXEMPTION UNDER SECTION 501(C)(2) OR 501(C)(3) DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY EXEMPT YOUR PROPERTY FROM ILLINOIS TAXATION.