How to Apply

The big change this year is a paper copy of the  PTAX-340 Assessment Freeze Application form will not be included in the mailing to senior citizens. The County has elected to have the annual renewal application be completed on-line.

Smartfile E-Filing

My office has created an Application Guide to assist persons filing on-line.  The on-line E-Filing process is not difficult – its just new.  The Application Guide provides step by step instructions with corresponding screen shots from creating an individual account through submitting the filing.

Senior Assessment Freeze Application Guide for E-filing 3-18-20

Using the paper application PTAX-340 form

Given the current health crisis and the dramatic shift from a paper form to on-line E-Filing, my office is making the paper form available to be completed and submitted to my office for my staff to enter into the on-line E-Filing application.

  1. Complete the PTAX-340. The form, instructions and “cheat sheet” are under the Senior Freeze Tab
  2. Mail or email the completed application to Lake Villa Township Assessor’s Office.
  3. My office will complete the on-line E-filing.
  4. We will provide confirmation of filing.

Again, do not come into the office as we are closed to the public.

Forms and Instructions

Senior Freeze Application PTAX-340 form

Senior Freeze Application PTAX-340 instructions

Senior Freeze cheat sheet