Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption
What does this exemption do?
This exemption reduces the Equalized Assessed Value(EAV) by the
amount of the exemption. For the current tax assessment year, the
reduction is $5,000.
Who can qualify for this exemption?
A property must be the principal residence of the owner, and the
owner must be 65 or older by December 31 of the tax assessment year.
Exemptions may also be available for cooperatives and qualified
life-care facilities. Contact the County Assessment Office for more
How do I apply for this exemption?
You must apply for the exemption with the County Assessment Office. You can get an application here Senior Citizen Exemption Form or you can call 630-208-3818 and one will be mailed to you. Starting
in 2009, after the initial application is approved, this exemption will
automatically renew. You will be mailed a Senior Citizen Assessment
Freeze Homestead Exemption application each subsequent year in the event
you may qualify for this exemption.