Exemptions

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS OFFERED IN ILLINOIS
Supervisor of Assessments
201 West Washington,
P 0 Box 439
Clinton, IL 61727
(217) 935-7800
Office Hours:
8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Monday - Friday

GENERAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:

 Available for residential property that is occupied by the owners as the principal dwelling place. Exemption amount up to $6,000. No application is needed.

SENIOR CITIZEN HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION:

 Available to qualified senior citizens 65 years of age or over. Home is owned & occupied by a senior or is leased & occupied by a senior who is obligated to pay the taxes on the property. Must apply for this $5,000 exemption.

SENIOR CITIZENS TAX ASSESSMENT FREEZE:

 Resident must be 65 years of age or older and a household income of $65,000 or less. Application filed with the Supervisor of Assessments Office.

SENIOR CITIZENS REAL ESTATE TAX DEFERRAL ACT:

 Must be at least 65 years of age by June 1St and annual income of $50,000 or less. Own & occupy residence for last 3 years. Forms obtained in the County Treasurer's Office and must be returned by March 1St. Copy of proof of insurance must accompany forms.

HOMESTEAD IMPROVEMENT EXEMPTION:

 For those who qualify, exemption up to $75,000 of the value of improvement, if it resulted in an assessment increase. Can continue for up to 4 years.

Unless otherwise noted:
Contact Supervisor of Assessments Office
for forms, requirements and questions concerning exemptions.
(217) 935-7800

*DISABLED PERSONS EXEMPTION:

 $2,000 exemption to those that qualify. Class 2 designated disability ID card obtained from DMV.

*DISABLED VETERANS EXEMPTION:

 May exempt up to an assessed value of $100,000. The Illinois Department of Veteran's Affairs determines eligibility for this exemption.

*DISABLED VETERANS STANDARD EXEMPTION:

 Have a service-connected disability rating of 50% to 100%. Percentage of disability determines amount of exemption of either $2,500 or $5,000.  

When the Disability rating is 70% or greater the total residential Assessment is exempted 100%.

RETURNING VETERANS EXEMPTION:

 A one-time $5,000 exemption to qualifying veterans that return from active duty in an armed conflict. Must file an application upon return home.

*Can receive only one of these exemptions