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2/11/2021

2021 Annual Exemption Renewals
New On-Line Application Process

There are 3 exemptions that need to be renewed on an annual basis:

  • Senior Citizen’s Assessment Freeze
  • Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities
  • Homestead Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities

On-Line Application

All exemptions are open for renewal at this time using the Lake County Smartfile E-Filing Application Process.  The website is: https://lakecountyilpaefile.tylertech.com/lake_il_sf/

Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office Assistance

Given the current health crisis and the dramatic shift from a paper form to on-line E-Filing, my office is available to assist completing and submitted the exemption renewals. Please provide the necessary documentation to my office email.  My staff will enter information into the on-line E-Filing application.

Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office is open to the public.  We will be staffed during normal business hours to assist residents at our new reception counter, phone and email regarding assessment and exemption questions. Remain safe and do not leave your home.

Required Documents

Each exemption requires the property be their principal residence.

  • Senior Citizen’s Assessment Freeze
    • Be 65 years of age or older.
    • Have a total household income of $65,000 or less in 2020.
    • You will need your tax return, 1040 or 1040SR for 2020
  • Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities Documentation
    • A copy of your Illinois Disabled Person Identification Card or
    • Proof of Social Security Administration Social Security Benefits or
    • A completed PTAX-343-A Form, Physician’s Statement
  • Homestead Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities
    • Provide documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs for the current assessment year, 2021, stating the service-connected disability

Websites

Lake County Exemptions: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/156/Tax-Relief

Smartfile on-line filing: https://lakecountyilpaefile.tylertech.com/lake_il_sf/

Conclusion:

The County has made this commitment to file on-line. There is a cost savings where County personnel is not processing the paperwork. My office understands this will create difficulties for our seniors. We are here to help.

Contact information for Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office

Jeffrey A. Lee
37850 N. IL Rte. 59
Lake Villa, IL 60046

Phone: 847-356-2383
Email: Assessor@lakevillaassessor.org

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lake County Web site – www.tax.lakecountyil.gov