The 2020 Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption Application and Affidavit has been mailed to all those who have applied in the past.
October 1, 2020 is the deadline to turn the application in. Go to Lake Count Assessor’s website to file on line at https://www.lakecountyil.gov/462/Senior-Citizens-Assessment-Freeze If you have any questions, call the Waukegan Assessor’s office 847 623 4550 for assistance over the phone or to set an appointment. There will be no walk ins until further notice.
2020 Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption Application and Affidavit.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the State has enacted legislation to automatically renew exemptions for tax year 2020. The automatic renewals will affect the following exemptions: Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze, Homestead Exemption for Disabled Persons, and Standard Homestead Exemption for Disabled Veterans.
If a taxpayer had any of the exemptions in place for tax year 2019, then the exemption will automatically be granted for tax year 2020. Taxpayers do not need to renew or file for this year. If a taxpayer has already submitted an application or renewal for 2020, no further action is required.
The only instance where an application must be made is for first time applicants or if there has been a change in the Disabled Veterans disability rating.
This legislation was supported by the Lake County Township Assessor’s Association to protect the most vulnerable population from the spread of Covid-19. Lake County will be mailing notices to those taxpayers who are impacted.
Please contact my office should if you have questions