WE ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
 Same Day Appointments MAY Be Available 
 Please call our office to renew your exemptions or have any other questions: 

 847-395-1545

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Our Office hours are
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Have you filed for your exemptions?
>>> Exemptions Information  <<<
If the property is your primary residence, There are exemptions you can apply for that could reduce the equalized value of your property. 
2020 Property Tax Bills  Were Mailed Out May 3, 2021
1st Installment Due:  June 7th 2021     2nd Installment Due: Sept 7th 2021
Payment Options
 Pay By Mail 

When paying by check be sure that  your check has the following: 
 

  • Name and current address

  • 10-digit Property Index Number (PIN#)

  • Current date (no post-dated checks)

  • Valid signature

  • Made payable to Lake County Collector


 Pay By Phone 

  • Pay through Interactive Voice Response System (IVR)

  • Phone number 877-690-3729 (Jurisdiction #7021).

  • E-Check - $0 (free)-ACH direct from your checking account

  • Credit Card will be charged a convenience fee

  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover are accepted.

  • Available approximately May 4th through October 25th.

 Pay Online 

billpay.forte.net/lakecoilpropertytax
 

 Pay At Local Banks 

Bank Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5PM  Sat 9-1PM
 

State Bank Of The Lakes
440 W Lake St, Antioch IL 60002
(847) 395-2720

State Bank of the Lakes
1906 Holian Dr.
Spring Grove , IL 60081
(815) 675-3700
 

Great Lakes Credit Union
351 E. RTE. 173
Antioch , IL 60002
(800) 982-7850

Renewal Applications for Senior Freeze, Disabled Persons and Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemptions REQUIRE ANNUAL RENEWAL
- IF YOU QUALIFY - YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR THEM AGAIN IN 2021
Lake County residents who in 2020 received the Senior Citizen Freeze Homestead Exemption, the Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities, Standard Homestead Exemption for Veterans With Disabilities will be required to re-apply for those exemptions in 2021.   
You can apply online via SmartFile
or
Call our office at 847.395.1545 to schedule an appointment. 
DEADLINE TO FILE IS JULY 31, 2021
Looking for Your 2020 Tax Bill?
You can always call our office and we can print a copy if these instructions are too complicated.
Go to Property Records Website
Enter the following on the next page.
Address No.  _____ (ex. 1498)
Street  ___________ (ex. Main)
You do not need to enter anything else.
Hit Search
Once you are into your property record..
On the left side click Tax Payment History
If you need a copy of the physical bill...
On the right hand side change tax year to 2020.   After page refreshes, on the right side of the page.. Under Reports  click on "Tax Bill"  to select it & press GO.
2020 Tax Bill was mailed out in May 2021
The assessors office can help with any questions or if any exemptions are missing from the bill.
   2020 Real Estate Taxes
>>> Pay Taxes Online  <<<

Call Lake County Treasurer's Office 

847-377-2323

2021 Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze  
This year Lake County is NOT mailing an application.
They are mailing a reminder & encouraging everyone to use the on-line Smartfile process.

Note:

If you file yourself online, you might need to upload copies of necessary documents including a copy of your Drivers license or State ID.  You can also call our office if you have any questions or need help filing. 

How & Where to File

CALL US

Antioch Township Assessor's Office
847-395-1545

Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

ONLINE

Sign up & Submit 

Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Exemption

Requirements

  • Have a total household income of no more than $65,000.

  • Have the property as your primary residence. 

  • Have lived on the property 2-consecutive Januaries.

  • Be age 65 or older.

 

This exemption must be renewed annually.

Documents required:  

Current Valid Drivers license or State ID. 

Address must match the property address. 

-  Form 1040 Federal Tax Returns 

(Year 2020 filed in 2021) for anyone living in your household

 Trust Agreement (Only needed if property is in a Trust)

General EXEMPTIONS

General Homestead Exemption (GHE)

Exemption Amount: $6,000 Assessed

Requirements

  • Own the property and occupy as your permanent residence as of January 1st of the assessment year.

  • Homeowner initiates  at our office.

Homestead Improvement Exemption (HIE)

Exemption Amount:

$25,000 Assessed /  $75,000 Market

This exemption defers for four years any increase in assessment of your property due to an addition or other improvement to your home for which the Township Assessor would add value.

Requirements:

  • Own the property, and occupy as your primary permanent residence.

  • Receiving General Homestead Exemption (GHE)

  • The Assessor's office initiates this exemption.

OTHER RESOURCES

Request Form:

Change of Name or Address

 

Village of Antiochwww.antioch.il.gov

Lake County Site – www.lakecountyil.gov

 

Lake County Treasurers Office

Lake County Appeal Forms

 

Lake County Exemption Forms

Lake County Building & Zoning Permits

Maps Online – allows users to search and customize maps for Lake County.

Property Tax Information – Find information about your property by PIN or address.

Property Tax Distributions – See how your property taxes are distributed (for any parcel), & contact those taxing bodies.

SENIORS EXEMPTIONS & PROGRAMS

Senior Homestead Exemption (SHE)

Exemption Amount: $5,000 Assessed

 

Requirements:

  • Have owned and lived on the property during the tax year.

  • Reached age of 65 during the tax year.

  • Apply for the exemption at our office.  
     

You will need to bring proof of age (ID) when you apply and if property is in a trust, bring the trust in to our office.

Senior Assessment Freeze (PTAX-340)
Exemption freezes the assessment on your property. It does NOT freeze your taxes.

Requirements:

  • Have fulfilled a property residency requirement.

  • Be age 65 or older.

  • Household Income less than $65,000 

  • Apply for the exemption at our office.

  • Application mus be notarized.

  • This exemption requires annual verification of eligibility. 

Our office offers FREE notary services.  
 

Senior Citizens Tax Deferral Program

  • This program is designed to allow senior citizens to defer part or all of the property taxes on their home.

  • This program functions as a loan, with an annual interest rate of six percent.
     

Benefit Access Program

Benefits:

Seniors Ride Free Transit Benefit

Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride

Secretary of State License Plate Discount

Requirements:

  • Must be 65 or older or 16+ disabled

  • Must live in Illinois

  • Total income Maximum Limits:

    • $27,610 for 1 person household 

    • $36,635 for 2 person household

    • $45,657 for 3 person household

VETERANS & DISABLED PERSONS

Disabled Persons Homestead Exemption (HEPD) PTAX-343

Exemption Amount: $2,000 Assessed
 

Requirements:

  • Have owned and lived on of before January 1 of the tax year.

  • Be disabled under the Federal Social Security Act and supply either:

    • A copy ​of your Illinois Disabled Person ID Card stating that you are class 2 or 2A disability for each year you qualify; or

    • Proof of Social Security Benefits. Proof includes an award letter, verification letter, or annual COLA

  • This exemption requires annual verification of eligibility. 

Standard Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities (SHEVD) PTAX-342

This exemption cannot be claimed in addition to the Disabled Persons Homestead exemption.

 

Requirements:

  • Be a Lake County Illinois resident

  • Have served in the United States Armed Forces, The Illinois National Guard or the U.S Reserve forces, and have received an honorable discharge

  • Have at least a 30% service-connected disability certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Have a total equalized assessed value (EAV) of less than $250,000

  • This exemption requires annual verification of eligibility. 

Current Military Exemption
Military personnel on active duty out of state or overseas for extended periods are eligible to defer payment of their taxes under the provisions of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act

Returning Veteran Exemption PTAX-341

Lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $5,000 in the year you returned from active duty in an armed conflict. It is a one-year exemption.