Proof of Residency

Proof of Residency
  • To enroll your child in Niles City Schools tuition free,  the residential/custodial parent or legal guardian must provide documentation that verifies their residence within the boundaries of the Niles City School District
  • To meet our criteria for proof of residency, you must provide documentation for both POR#1 and POR#2
  • Depending on your residency status, notarized forms may be required to meet the criteria of POR #1 
  • Items needed for POR #2 must be in the name of the residential/custodial parent or legal guardian 

Acceptable Proofs of Residency

POR #1

If you are a HOMEOWNER, you need ONE of the following:                                

  • Mortgage Statement                                        
  • Property Tax Bill                                                        
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Statement
  • Purchase Agreement with Mortgage Statement to be submitted after closing on sale of home

If you are a RENTER you need ONE of the following:

  • Current Lease Agreement (may not be expired) 
  • Renter’s Insurance Statement

If you are a RENTER and cannot produce a lease, you need ALL of the following:

  • Notarized Residency Affidavit completed and signed in the presence of a Notary Public by the residential/custodial parent or legal guardian (can be found under FORMS in the right margin of this page)
  • Notarized Certification of Tenancy to be completed and signed in the presence of a Notary Public by the property owner/landlord (can be found under FORMS in the right margin of this page)
  • A copy of the Owner/Landlord’s Mortgage Statement, Property Tax Bill, or Homeowner’s Insurance Statement

If you RESIDE WITH ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL and the mortgage/lease is not in your name, you need ALL of the following:

  • Notarized Residency Affidavit completed and signed in the presence of a Notary Public by the residential/custodial parent or legal guardian
  • Notarized Certification of Dual Residency to be completed and signed in the presence of a Notary Public by the owner/lessee of the residence
  • A copy of the Owner/Lessees Mortgage Statement, Property Tax Bill, Homeowner’s Insurance Statement, Lease Agreement, or Rental Insurance Statement

POR #2 

Must be in the name of the residential/custodial parent or legal guardian with a service address that is the same as their residential address and include the date that must be within 30 days

  • Utility Bill: Gas, Electric, Water, Sewer, Garbage, Television, Internet
  • Bank Statement
  • Pay Stub
  • Dept. of Jobs and Family Services Statement
  • Recent Voter Registration Card
  • Dept. of Jobs and Family Services’ written confirmation of custodial parent/guardian’s address: Must be signed and dated on their letterhead; if an email is submitted, the transmission must be identifiable as the agency’s internal email account
  • USPS Return Receipt from certified letter sent by school district of residence to custodial parent/guardian: Must include the date received and be signed by the residential/custodial parent or legal guardian-not an acceptable POR if signed by another individual
  • Local Law Enforcement Agency’s written confirmation of custodial parent/guardian’s current address: Must be signed and dated on department letterhead; if an email is submitted, the transmission must be identifiable as the agency’s internal email account
  • Residential School District’s documented affirmation of custodial parent/guardian’s current address: Documentation on their school district letterhead is sufficient

NOT ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF RESIDENCY

  • Driver’s License
  • Cell Phone Bill
  • Tax Forms
  • Solicited Mail 
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