April 24, 2014

2012 Senior Citizen Exemption Applications Available Now!

January 8, 2013

The Cook County Assessor has mailed out Senior Citizen Exemption Applications for the 2012 property tax year. Under Illinois Law senior citizens must apply for these annually. Applications are due February 6, 2013.
  
To qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption for the taxable year 2012, the property owner must have:
  • Been born prior to or in the year 1947,
  • Owned the property or have a lease or contract which makes them responsible for the real estate taxes, and
  • Used the property as a principal residence.

To qualify for the Senior Freeze Exemption for the taxable year 2012, taxpayers must have:

  • Been born prior to or in the year 1947,
  • A total household income of $55,000 or less for income tax year 2011,
  • Owned the property or had a legal, equitable or leasehold interest in the property January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012,
  • Used the property as a principal place of resident as of January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012,
  • Been liable for the payment of the 2011 and 2012 property taxes.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO LONGER A NOTARY REQUIREMENT FOR THESE FORMS. 
If you have not yet received your form you may download it here: