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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)

Restriction Notes
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.

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