Property Tax Relief

Under Illinois law, several programs designed to provide property tax relief are available to homeowners. This guide will familiarize you with these programs.

Eligibility requirements vary widely among these programs and you should review each program's qualifications carefully. The staff at the Chief County Assessment Office or your Township Assessor's office will be happy to provide additional information and we encourage you to contact them, if you have questions about these programs.

Various exemption programs can either reduce or defer an increase in the equalized value of your property. These exemptions lower the assessed valuation, and then the tax rate is applied. Qualifications and application procedures vary for each program.

If you should have any questions, you may call the Chief County Assessor's Office or contact your Township Assessor.