Exemptions

2022 Annual Exemption Applications

Please note:  if you have never signed up for an exemption, we can help you get signed up.  Forms are available on the Will County SOA website http://www.willcountysoa.com/ or we can assist you at the Township Assessor’s Office during exemption hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm (regular office hours 8:00am-3:00pm).  Masks are encouraged.  Please contact us at 815-744-5806 if you have any questions.

There are several exemptions available to homeowners. Please read the list below to see if you are eligible for any or all.  Our office has all the necessary applications and our helpful staff will assist you with the completion of all applications.

Requirements do vary based upon the exemption. Here is a short list of the basic requirements. Please contact our office for more details and specific information.

Exemptions Available:  Please check the right side of your property tax bill to verify what exemptions you are receiving.  Please note: exemption amounts are off of your assessed value.

General Homestead – $6,000 (2023 payable in 2024 – $8,000)
Must be the property owner, must be your principle residence and must be responsible for the payment of property taxes.  This exemption will remain with your property unless you move. This exemption is applied by the assessor. 

General Senior Homestead – $5,000 (2023 payable in 2024 – $8,000)
Same requirements as the General Homestead exemption, plus must be 65 years of age or older. Does not have to be renewed unless you move.

Senior Freeze – Varies (please note the freeze does not freeze your taxes-it freezes your assessed value)
Requirements:  Property owner, principle residence, responsible for the payment of property taxes, plus 65 years of age or older and total household income must be below $65,000. A copy of your filed income tax and social security benefit statement is required. If you do not file income tax, bring all income related statements with you. This exemption requires an annual renewal.

Disabled Persons Homestead Exemption – $2,000
Same requirements as the General Homestead exemption, plus Class 2 or 2a state disabled ID card or proof of social security disability benefits which includes an awards letter or a physician statement.  No age requirement but name must be on the deed. This exemption requires an annual renewal.

Disabled Veteran – Starting at $2,500 – must be owner of record, principle residence and responsible for the payment of property taxes.  You must provide documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs for the current assessment year and one of the following documents that is the original or a copy certified by the county recorder, recorder of deeds, Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, or the National Archives Record Center. * Form DD 214 or separation of service from the War Department  (military service prior to 1950); * Certification of military service Form; or * Illinois Driver’s license or ID card showing a Veteran’s Designation.  To request documentation that specifies your percentage of “service-connected disability rating,” * call your local Department of Veterans’ Affairs office (or other veteran’s assistance office)’ or * go online to your Veteran’s E-benefit account at ebenefit account at ebenefits.va.gov.  Any other rating is not valid.

Returning Veteran – $5000 (one time per deployment)
Same requirements as the General Homestead exemption, plus DD214.  If still active, military orders and travel voucher DD 220. Veteran must return from active duty in an armed conflict involving the armed forces of the United States.

Homestead Improvement – Up to $25,000
Requirements:  Must be property owner, principle residence, and responsible for the payment of property taxes. Certain improvements that would add to your assessed value are decks, in-ground pools, additions, etc. could qualify for this exemption.  This is a four year exemption and is applied by the assessor.

Please call our office at 815-744-5806 or 5807 if you have any questions.