Automatic Renewal of Exemptions
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the State has enacted legislation to automatically renew exemptions for tax year 2020. The automatic renewals will be granted for the Senior Assessment Freeze, Disabled Persons, Disabled Veterans exemptions.
If a taxpayer had any of the exemptions in place for tax year 2019, then the exemption will automatically be granted for tax year 2020. Taxpayers do not need to renew or file for this year. If a taxpayer has already submitted an application or renewal for 2020, no further action is required.
The only instance where an application must be made is for first time applicants or if there has been a change is the Disabled Veterans disability rating.
This legislation was supported by the Lake County Township Assessor’s Association to protect the most venerable population from the spread of Covid-19. Lake County will be mailing notices to those taxpayers who are impacted.
Please contact my office should if you have questions
Office is Open
The Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office has re-opened to the public. We will be staffed during normal business hours to assist residents in person or via phone and email regarding assessment, real estate tax and exemption questions.
In order to comply with social distancing standards, we are asking persons who wish to come into the office to make an appointment. Please call the office to do so 847-356-2383.
Lake County property tax bills in the mail
Lake County Property Tax bills are being mailed May 6th and should be received by the end of the week. The bill is payable in two equal installments. The first due date is June 8 and the second installment is due September 8. Please select the Taxes tab on this website to find additional information.
LAKE COUNTY BOARD AUTHORIZES DEFERRED PAYMENTS FOR REAL ESTATE TAXES
In recognition of the financial hardship that many Lake County taxpayers are experiencing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the County Board enacted an ordinance that allows taxpayers to spread their property tax payments over four installments, instead of the usual two installments. If the second half of the payment is made by the second due date, no late fees will be incurred.
The payments were originally due on June 8 and Sept. 8. Under the ordinance, property owners must still pay the full amount of taxes due, but may spread them over four payments on the schedule outlined below without incurring any interest penalties for late payments:
- 50% of the first installment payment is due by June 8, 2020
- 50% of the first installment payment is due by Aug. 7, 2020
- 50% of the second installment payment is due by Sept. 8, 2020
- 50% of the second installment payment is due by Nov. 9, 2020
The Lake County Treasurer’s Office will be sending notice of the deferred payment plan to Lake County property owners through the mail. Lake County property owners will receive this notification in approximately two weeks.
Contact information for Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office
Jeffrey A. Lee
37850 N. IL Rte. 59
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lake County Web site – www.tax.lakecountyil.gov