Exemptions

Updated: October 18, 2023

Contact our office to verify you have your exemptions or need to apply for them. Requirements are listed below. 


Email or call either:

  • Mary Trzebny
    Phone: 847-455-8616, ext. 5182
  • Bina Conte
    Phone: 847-455-8616, ext. 5183

2022 Exemption Information / Requirements

Homeowner Exemption

  • Property must be owner occupied on January 1, 2022
  • You must have a State of Illinois ID or an Illinois Driver's License issued in 2021 - or prior - and it must be issued in the address of the home you are applying an exemption for
  • If the home was purchased in 2022 - your Illinois ID or Illinois Driver's License must be issued in 2022 with the address of the home you are applying an exemption for on it AND you must bring your closing documents
  • If your State of Illinois ID or Illinois Driver's License (with address of the home you are applying an exemption for on it) is issued in 2023, you must bring a 2021 land line phone bill, 2021 internet/cable bill, or a 2021 bank statement, in your name and in the address you are applying an exemption for, to prove owner occupancy on January 1, 2022
  • You will also be required to complete a Cook County Occupancy Affidavit. The affidavit is available in our office or online at the Cook County Assessor's website

Senior Citizen Exemption

  • All Homeowner Exemption requirements
  • The homeowner owner must be born in 1957 or earlier
  • If you qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption, you will also receive the Homeowner Exemption

Senior Citizen Freeze Exemption

  • All Senior Citizen Exemption requirements
  • Property must have been owner occupied and used as principal residence, by the same owner, on January 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022
  • The total household income for 2021 must be $65,000 or less
  • Total household income includes all the income for everyone that lives in the home
  • You must bring your 2021 Household Income with you when you apply for the Senior Freeze Exemption
  • Household income is calculated from 2021 Income Tax Returns or, if you do not file income tax returns, you must provide proof of income for 2021 (pensions, Social Security, interest, dividends, unemployment, etc.)
  • Total household income includes all Social Security received
  • If you qualify for the Senior Citizen Freeze Exemption, you will also receive the Senior Citizen and Homeowner Exemptions

Persons with Disabilities Exemption

  • All Homeowner Exemption requirements
  • Homeowner must be disabled or become disabled during the property tax year
  • If you receive Social Security Disability, you must bring the award letter indicating the date the disability was granted or have a completed PTAX-343-A form signed by your doctor to be approved by Cook County. This form is available in our office or online at Cook County Assessor's website.

Veterans with Disabilities or Returning Veteran Exemption

Contact our office or the Cook County Assessor's Office for requirements.