ASSESSOR Senior Info
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Anyone born in 1955 is eligible to apply for the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption. If the household income is $65,000 or less you may qualify for the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze. The Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption is 5,000 off of your assessed valuation. Anyone born prior to 1954 that has not already signed up for the senior exemption come to our office with your driver’s license. We will be open to the public on July 1st. Please wear your face mask if you plan on entering the building. The door will be locked so you will have to knock so we can control the number of people in the office at any one time.
The requirements for the senior exemption.
· The property must be owner occupied
· The property must be your primary residence
· At least one owner will be 65 during the tax year
The 2020 Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze applications for the 2019 income year are being rolled over from all the existing 2019 applications. You will not need to do anything for this to occur. We will only be taking first time applicants for 2020. You will need to bring your 2019 income tax information to make the application. You will also need to bring your driver’s license or state ID card which MUST match the property address. If you are not sure if you applied last year, please call before you come to the office 815-485-9419.
Please read your tax bill to be sure that the exemptions are listed in the calculations. The tax bill is the only place where you actually see the exemptions being applied to your property. Please read them carefully, as we only have a limited time frame to make corrections for any missed exemptions. The office hours are 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Friday. The telephone number is
The disabled persons exemption and the disabled veterans exemptions are being rolled over from the 2019 applications. The ownership must be the same as was for January 1, 2019. Only first-time applicants need to fill out the applications. Please call before coming in to be sure the visit is necessary. 815-485-9419.
Bonnie Luckhart Hernandez, C.I.A.O., New Lenox Township Assessor