Elgin Township Residents,
The Elgin Township Assessor’s office will now be assisting taxpayers, including exemption applications, in the office and preferably by appointment whenever possible. Scheduling appointments allows us to follow proper social distancing guidelines as required by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
For the safety of our taxpayers and staff, we also ask that you please wear a mask when entering our building and our staff will be following the same rules when interacting with the public.
Recently, Public Act 101-635 was passed for the 2020 payable 2021 tax year. This bill states:
For the Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities, the Standard Homestead Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities, and the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption:
Any property that received this exemption in 2019, the CCAO MAY (NOT SHALL) automatically approve this exemption without application for 2020 only, as long as the following conditions exist:
- The county board has declared a local disaster as provided in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act related to the COVID-19 public health emergency;
- The owner of record of the property as of January 1, 2020 is the same as the owner of record of the property as of January 1, 2019;
- The exemption for the 2019 taxable year has not been determined to be an erroneous exemption as defined by this Code; and
- The applicant for the 2019 taxable year has not asked for the exemption to be removed for the 2019 or 2020 taxable years.
The Kane County Assessment Office should have sent a letter to all taxpayers who have not yet applied for one of these three exemptions AND meet the qualifications for the approval under this bill, informing them that they have been approved for 2020, and how to proceed in 2021.
If you did not receive a letter in the mail from the County, this does not mean you aren’t eligible for the automatic exemption rollover. Please inquire with the Kane County Assessment Office at 630.208.3818 about the status of your 2020 exemption before scheduling an appointment with the Assessor’s office.
If you received any of these exemptions last year and think you are eligible for the automatic exemption rollover, please contact the Kane County Assessment Office at 630.208.3818 and ask if you are required to submit an application or if you are eligible for the rollover.
If you are correcting a current tax bill, a first-time applicant, or have been instructed by the Kane County Assessment Office to submit an exemption application for the 2020 payable 2021 tax year, please contact the Assessor’s office to schedule an appointment.
Elgin Township Assessor’s Office
729 S McLean Blvd, Elgin IL 60123
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
2020 Kane County Board of Review Complaint Deadline: July 31st, 2020
2019 payable 2020 Property Tax Bill – 2nd Installment Due: September 1st, 2020