Veterans Wars & Qualifying Conflicts
Military Campaigns & Operations
Dates of wars and other recognized military campaigns and operations under §27-103, as amended by public act 03-85 for property tax exemption eligibility under §12-81(19) as of October 1, 2007.
|Military Conflict / Campaign||Dates||Associated Note|
|Spanish-American War||April 21, 1898 - July 4, 1902|
|Spanish-American War (Moro Province)||April 21, 1898 - July 15, 1903||Note 1 (see below)|
|Mexican Border Period||March 10, 1916 - April 6, 1917|
|World War I||April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918|
|World War I (Russia)||April 6, 1917 - April 1, 1920||Note 2 (see below)|
|World War II||December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946||Note 3 (see below)|
|Korean Conflict||June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955|
|Vietnam Era||February 28, 1961 - July 1, 1975|
|Lebanon||July 1, 1958 - November 1, 1958 /|
September 29, 1982 - March 30, 1984
|Note 4 (see below)|
|Invasion of Grenada||October 25, 1983 - December 15, 1983||Note 4 (see below)|
|Operation Earnest Will||February 1, 1987 - July 23, 1987||Note 4 (see below)|
|Invasion of Panama||December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990||Note 4 (see below)|
|Persian Gulf War||After August 2, 1990||Note 5 (see below)|
To qualify for a regular veteran exemption, the veteran must have served at least 90 days wartime service and received an honorable discharge. Discharge papers (DD214) must be on file with the City Clerk’s Office prior to October 1.
- Note 1 - The Spanish American War includes the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion and service in the Moro Province, for which the ending date is 11 days later than the ending date for the Spanish-American War.
- Note 2 - The ending date for service in Russia by a person serving with the United State military forces during World War I differs from the ending date for all service during that war in all other arenas.
- Note 3 - Pursuant to §12-86, 12:00 midnight on December 31, 1947, is the World War II termination date for purposes of granting a property tax exemption.
- Note 4 - A person must have served in a combat or combat support role for the duration of a campaign lasting less than 90 days (i.e., the Invasion of Grenada and Panama) in order to qualify for a property tax exemption. A person must also have 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.
- Note 5 - 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.