The Senior Homestead Exemption is granted to owner-occupied properties if the owner is 65 years of age or older and was the owner-occupant of the property on January 1st of the assessment year. The exemption reduces the equalized assessed value by $5,000. The exemption may be applied for any time during the year the owner reaches 65 years of age. Application may be made at the Township Assessor’s office or the Supervisor of Assessments office. Proof of age and ownership is required with the application. Please call for required documentation.
Senior Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption
This is an additional exemption provided to senior citizens eligible for the Homestead Exemption, with one additional requirement: The total annual GROSS HOUSEHOLD income must not exceed $65,000. For applications or questions concerning the exemption, please call the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments Office at (630) 407-5858 or our office at (630) 530-8161.
Additional Benefits for Qualifying Senior Citizens
Circuit Breaker The Circuit Breaker is a cash grant program for seniors on a limited income including Social Security, pensions and interest payments. This grant is based on actual income, real estate taxes or rent, and does not have to be repaid. The prescription program has also been substantially expanded.
Any questions about the Circuit Breaker should be directed to the DuPage County Human Services, Senior Citizen Services at (630) 407-6500 or 1 (800) 942-9412 (TDD 630-407-6502).
Property Tax Deferral Seniors whose annual income is under a specified amount may qualify for the Property Tax Deferral. Call the DuPage County Treasurer at (630) 407-5900, before March 1st of each year, for information.