Assessment Notices 
(Blue Assessment Letters)
The Tentative Publication date is August 27, 2020
Deadline to file is 30 days from publishing.
We will update our website with more information when we are published. 
IF This is your first time Applying for an Exemption 
PLEASE give us a call and we will set up an appointment to to sign you up.
We will take in-person appointments for residents who need assistance to file their General, Senior Exemptions, Disabled Exemptions, Benefit Access.
 Please call our office: 


For all other inquiries please call or email us.
If you are a senior that Applied & was Approved for the Senior Freeze in 2019
For 2020 Tax year (Payable in 2021) the Senior Freeze will automatically be approved.
If you are a Disabled Person or Disabled Vet that Applied & was Approved for the Disability in 2019... for 2020 Tax year (Payable in 2021) the Exemption will Automatically be approved. 
Do you qualify for any exemptions?
If the property is your primary residence, There are seven different types of exemptions, this program will reduce or defer an increase in the equalized value of your property.
2019 Real Estate Taxes
The Treasurers Office mailed the tax bills May 4th. 
Taxes are due on June 8th and September 8th
>>> Pay Taxes Online  <<<
Per May 12,2020 News Release

Property owners may pay their property taxes the following schedule without penalty:

  • By June 8: 50% of first installment normally due on June 8

  • By August 7: (remainder) of amount normally due on June 8

  • By September 8: 50% of second installment normally due Sept 8

  • By November 9: (remainder) of second installment due on Sept 8.

My staff will be available to answer questions
by phone or email
Monday - Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM
2020 Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze  (PTAX-340)
This year Lake County is NOT mailing an application form.
They are mailing a reminder & encouraging everyone to use the on-line Smartfile process.


If you file yourself online, you will 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


Antioch Township Assessor's Office

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


Sign up & Submit 

Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Exemption


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

  • Have the property as your primary residence. 

  • Have lived on the property for 2-consecutive Januaries.

  • Be age 65 or older.


Please note that 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 2019 filed in 2020) for anyone living in your household

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

Looking for Your 2019 Tax Bill?
You can always stop by 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 2019.   After page refreshes, on the right side of the page.. Under Reports  click on "Tax Bill"  to select it & press GO.


General Homestead Exemption (GHE)

Exemption Amount: $6,000 Assessed


  • 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.


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

  • Receiving General Homestead Exemption (GHE)

  • The Assessor's office initiates this exemption.


Request Form:

Change of Name or Address


Village of

Lake County Site –


Lake County Treasurers Office

Lake County Appeal Forms


Lake County Exemption Forms

Lake County Building & Zoning Permits


Request for Consolidation/Division

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.


Senior Homestead Exemption (SHE)

Exemption Amount: $5,000 Assessed



  • 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.


  • 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


Seniors Ride Free Transit Benefit

Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride

Secretary of State License Plate Discount

Requirements as of 2020:

  • Must be 65 or older or 16+ disabled

  • Must live in Illinois

  • Total income Maximum Limits :

    • $33,562 for 1 person household 

    • $44,533 for 2 person household

    • $55,500 for 3 person household

  • NOTE: You must include your spouse's income if married and living together on December 31 of last year. If your spouse died last year, you would file as single and claim only your income. Do NOT include the income of a Qualified Additional Resident.


Disabled Persons Homestead Exemption (HEPD) PTAX-343

Exemption Amount: $2,000 Assessed


  • 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.



  • 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.

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