Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption
The Senior Freeze provides seniors with limited income protection against real estate tax increases due to rising property values. It is not a tax freeze or a tax reduction and does not protect against increased taxes due to tax rate increases. Because this exemption provides for a base year frozen assessment, it will potentially provide increased savings each year a senior is eligible. The base assessment used in the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption initially equals the assessed value from the prior year tax calculation. In subsequent years, if the new assessed value is lower than their original base value, the new lower value becomes the new base amount.
This exemption freezes the assessment on your property, but does not freeze the tax rate. This exemption may be claimed in addition to those described above. You need to understand that the actual taxes which you pay may continue to increase based upon the amounts levied by the taxing bodies where you reside (school districts, park district, village or city, township, etc.)
For the filing deadlines for this exemption. Please call Chief County Assessment Office at (847) 377-2050.
* Please note that the "Senior Citizens Tax Freeze Homestead Exemption" must be renewed annually.
Have a total household income of no more than $65,000 (starting in 2018).
Have fulfilled a property residency requirement as explained on the application form.
Have lived on the property for 2-consecutive Januaries.
Be age 65 or older.
Please note that this exemption will require annual verification of eligibility.
- Current Valid Drivers license. Address must match the property address.
- Form 1040 Federal Tax Returns for anyone living in your household
- Trust Agreement (Only needed if property is in a Trust)
If you file yourself online, you will need to upload copies of necessary documents including a copy of your Drivers license. Or you can bring them to our office and we can file for you.
How & Where to File
Call to Schedule Appointment & Visit Us
Antioch Township Assessor's Office 1490 Main St, Antioch IL 60071