Proof of Residency

  • Establishing Student Residency

    Parent(s) guardians(s) must provide proof of residency at: kindergarten registration and when entering as a new student. 

    The following information must be provided prior to the first day of the student's attendance:

    • An original certified or registered birth certificate, with raised seal and complete birth number, for the student
    • Other reliable proof, as determined by the Illinois Department of State Policy, of the student's identity and age, and an affidavit explaining the inability to produce a copy of the birth certificate.

    CATEGORY A (ONE document required)

    • Most recent property tax bill and proof of payment e.g. canceled check (homeowners)
    • For recent move-ins, the Settlement Statement from closing documents on the sale of the home.
    • Original signed and dated lease and proof of last month's payment, e.g. canceled check or receipts (renters)
    • In lieu of lease, notarized letter from landlord and proof of last month's payment
    • Housing letter (military personnel)
    • Letter of residence to be used when the person seeking to enroll a student is living with a District resident
    • Most recent mortgage statement


    CATEGORY B (TWO documents showing proper address required)

    • Driver's license or State ID
    • Current vehicle registration
    • Voter registration
    • Most recent cable television bill
    • Most recent credit card bill
    • Current public aid card
    • Current homeowners/rental insurance policy and premium payment receipt
    • Most recent gas, electric, water bill and/or phone bill