Exemption Renewals

The 2021 Exemption Renewal season begins in April of 2021. Given the ongoing pandemic, it is possible that exemption renewals may be delayed or skipped. This depends on the legislature. Please check back in April for more information.

Reminder
The Exemption Renewals will be automatic for 2020 (payable in 2021). No application or action is required for taxpayers who qualified for 2019 (paid in 2020) for the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze, Persons with Disabilities Exemption, or Veterans with Disabilities Exemption.

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New applicants

Please call or email for forms and instructions. 815.436.5110 or  info@plainfieldassessor.com

New buyers
It takes approximately 6 weeks for your deed and name change to be processed. The deed and name change need to be processed before your exemption application can be processed. Please wait at least 6 weeks after purchasing your home to apply for your exemption. Please call or email for forms and instructions.

General Homestead Exemption
This exemption reduces your assessed value on your primary residence by 6,000. In order to qualify, the home must be owner occupied. There will be a new application process for the General Homestead Exemption for 2021. Details will be available soon.

Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption
This exemption reduces your assessed value on your primary residence by 5,000. You can apply for this exemption at our office once you turn 65. You will need to bring proof of age (driver’s license, state ID or birth certificate).

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze
If you already qualify for the Senior Homestead Exemption and your household income is less than $65,000, you may qualify for the Senior Homestead Assessment Freeze.

This exemption freezes your assessment, and must be applied for annually. Forms are sent out by the Supervisor of Assessment’s Office in April to those seniors who are already receiving the freeze or have recently applied for the Senior Homestead Exemption.

Please note: Freeze Renewal Applications are available starting in April each year.

Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption
This exemption reduces your assessed value on your primary residence by 2,000. A disabled person cannot participate in any “substantial gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment which will result in the person’s death or that will last for at least 12 continuous months.”

Please note: This exemption requires annual renewal. Renewal forms are mailed in April.

Disabled Veterans’ Adapted Housing Exemption
This exemption for specially adapted housing is established by contacting the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption
Veterans with a service connected disability of 30% or more will qualify for an exemption of 2,500 off the assessed value. The exemption amount for a service connected disability of 50% or more is 5,000 off the assessed value. Veterans’ with a 70% service connected disability or more will receive a total exemption.

New buyers, it takes approximately 6 weeks for your deed and name change to be processed. The deed and name change need to be processed before your exemption application can be processed. Please wait at least 6 weeks after purchasing your home to apply for your exemption.

Please note: This exemption requires annual renewal. Renewal forms are mailed in April.

Returning Veterans’ Homestead Exemption
This exemption reduces your assessed value on your primary residence by 5,000. This 2-year exemption is for the taxable year that the veteran returns from active duty in an armed conflict involving the United States. It automatically continues to the next year.

Homestead Improvement Exemption
A homeowner may make improvements to his/her primary residence, and be eligible to receive an exemption for the increase of the assessment due to the improvement. General maintenance is not assessed, and therefore not eligible for the exemption. Significant improvements include, but are not limited to room additions, inground pools, garages, and porches. This amount cannot exceed 25,000 in assessed value, and is granted for four years. No filing is necessary.

Required Documentation

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