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Proof of Residency

When registering a new student, you must provide documentation showing you live at an address within district boundaries. You'll need to provide your child's birth certificate with the county seal affixed and three (3) of the documents listed below. All documents must be current and show your name and address.

Category I: (one document required)

  • Current closing papers
  • Signed and dated lease with two rent receipts
  • Mortgage statement or payment book/coupon
  • Most recent property tax bill and proof of payment (i.e. canceled check or Form 1098)

Category II: (two documents required showing proper address)

  • Driver’s License/State ID
  • Voter’s Registration card
  • Current utility bill - gas, electric, water, cable, phone 
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Most recent credit card bill
  • Current Bank Statement
  • Proof of payment for current homeowner’s or renter’s insurance premium

For children born in Cook County, birth certificates may be obtained from the Cook County Clerk's Office at www.cookcountyclerkil.gov or by calling 866-252-8974.


Military Personnel Enrolling a Student for the First Time in the District (Must provide one of the following within 60 days after the date of student’s initial enrollment)

  • Postmarked mail addressed to military personnel
  • Lease agreement for occupancy
  • Proof of ownership of residence

Military Personnel with Legal Custody of a Child Who Want to Keep the Child Enrolled in the District Despite Having Changed Residence Due to a Military Service Obligation
Upon submitting a written request, the student’s residence will be deemed to be unchanged for the duration of the custodian’s military service obligation. The District, however, is not responsible for the student’s transportation to or from school.

Military Personnel Placing Nonresident Child with Non-Custodial Parent While on Active Military Duty
A student will not be charged tuition while he or she is placed with a non-custodial parent (a person who has temporary custody of a child of active duty military personnel and who is responsible for making decisions for the child). Must provide any “special power of attorney” created by the student’s parent/guardian for the District to follow. A special power of attorney authorizes: (1) the student to enroll in a district of the non-custodial parent and (2) the non-custodial parent to make decisions for the student. Any special power of attorney will be filed in the student’s temporary record.


Anyone with a Custody Order Seeking to Enroll a Student

Presents court order, agreement, judgment, or decree that awards or gives custody of the student to any person (including divorce decrees awarding custody to one or both parents).


As Needed, To Prove Residency:

A family living with an in-district resident and seeking enrollment for their child(ren) should be prepared to provide the following AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCY information with their online application.

Parent/Guardian information:

1. Submit two documents from the following list:

  • Driver’s license or State ID
  • Voter registration card
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Cell phone bill

2. Digitally sign the Affidavit of Residency Parent/Guardian section of the family's online registration form.

Owner of Residence Information:

1. Category I - Submit one of the following proofs of ownership:

  • Current closing papers
  • Signed and dated lease with two rent receipts
  • Mortgage statement or payment book/coupon
  • Most recent property tax bill and proof of payment (i.e. canceled check or Form 1098)

2. Category II - Submit two of the following proofs of ownership:

  • Driver’s License/State ID
  • Voter’s Registration card
  • Current utility bill - gas, electric, water, cable, phone 
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Most recent cable television and/or credit card bill
  • Current Bank Statement
  • Proof of payment for current homeowner’s or renter’s insurance premium 

3. Digitally sign the Affidavit of Residency Owner of Residence section of the family's online registration form.

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