General Homestead – must apply by January 31st of each year, $5500 maximum amount
Senior Citizen Homestead – must apply by January 31st, $4,000 reduction in addition to
the General Homestead
Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze- residents currently receiving this freeze will receive
renewal documents each year. New applicants can apply using beginning in May. The
assessed value of your property for the year prior to the year you first apply is “frozen”.
Annual application is required with maximum caps of income each year. For 2008 the
income cap is $55,000.
Homestead Improvement a/k/a home improvement – Exemption up to 4 years up to
$25,000 in assessed value or $75,000 market value. This is to apply homeowners to
make improvements to the property and have it exempted back off for 4 years.
Disable Persons’ Homestead – exemption provides a reduction of $2,000 by a person
with a disability rating of 100% by IL Secretary of State Class 2 or 2A Disable Person ID
Card, current year Social Security Administration, VA, Railroad or Civil Service 100%
disability benefit documentation.
Returning Veterans Homestead – exemption provides a one time $5,000 reduction of
military service members who has during the current year returned from active duty
Disable Veterans Standard Homestead - $5,000 reduction for disabled veterans with a
service related disability of at least 75%.
Deadlines: All exemption must be applied for by January 31st of each year with the
exception of Senior Citizens Freeze.
Forms: obtained at Room 210 of the County Building.
Assistance by calling 753-6805.