​​Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption

What does this exemption do?
This exemption reduces the Equalized Assessed Value(EAV) by the amount of the exemption. For the current tax assessment year, the reduction is $8,000.

Who can qualify for this exemption?
A property must be the principal residence of the owner, and the owner must be 65 or older by December 31 of the tax assessment year. Exemptions may also be available for cooperatives and qualified life-care facilities. Contact the County Assessment Office for more information.

How do I apply for this exemption?
You must apply for the exemption with the County Assessment Office. You can get an application here Senior Citizen Exemption Form​ or you can call 630-208-3818 and one will be mailed to you. Starting in 2009, after the initial application is approved, this exemption will automatically renew. You will be mailed a Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption application each subsequent year in the event you may qualify for this exemption.

35ILCS 200/15-170