Senior Homestead Exemption  (35 ILCS 200/15-170)

To Qualify:

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Property must be owner-occupied by senior citizen during the year or unoccupied but owned by a senior citizen who has moved into a nursing home during the year.


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Must be 65 years or older during the assessment year.


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Property must be a residential single family home, town home, or condominium.


 

 

Documents Needed:

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Recorded Property Deed or Title Insurance Policy.

 

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If property is in trust, Trust Declaration or Trust Agreement and signature page.

 

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Proof of Age: Driver's License or State I.D. or Passport or Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate showing DOB.

 

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Exemption application signed by senior citizen and notarized by a notary public. The application is available at our office, the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments office or their website – www.dupageco.org/SOA.


 

 

Process:

 

Call our office to make an appointment to bring the required documents into our Assessor’s Office. We will photocopy all documents and notarize your signature. Every year thereafter, you will receive a renewal card, you must sign and return the card to DuPage County to continue to retain this exemption.

 


 

 

Effect:

 

The Senior Homestead Exemption provides an annual exemption of $5,000 (effective 2013). The exemption amount will be pro-rated if the senior moves into the home during the year.

     
   

Questions? Call our office at 630-653-5220.