Rebecca Penkaty, Assessor        

Exemption Information

Senior Citizens' Assessment Freeze:

What it is:

An exemption that freezes the assessment of qualifying seniors. Once frozen, the assessment can only increase by whatever assessment multipliers are placed on the neighborhood or Township as a whole.

Keep in mind, however, that you must re-apply for the Freeze each year. If you no longer qualify during a particular year, your property could be subject to reassessment for current market value.

Who qualifies:

Seniors 65 years of age and older with an annual household income of $65,000 or less. You must own and occupy the property in question as your principal residence and be liable for the payment of property taxes.

Again, keep in mind that you must re-apply and qualify each year; if your annual household income should exceed the statutory maximum, your assessment will no longer be frozen and your property could be subject to reassessment.

How to apply:

Contact the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Office and request help with applying for the Senior Citizens' Assessment Freeze.

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