Seniors can apply for Homestead Exemption, Assessment Freeze

Online Staff Report

Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption renewals and Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze application forms were to begin arriving in the mail Thursday, March 27.

All senior citizens older than 65 who own and reside in their own home can qualify for the senior citizen exemption.

To qualify for the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze, the applicant must qualify for the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption and have a total household income of $55,000 or less.

Senior citizens need to return the entire form to the Supervisor of Assessments Office, even if they are not applying for the assessment freeze.

Parking options in the area of the Supervisor of Assessments Office have become more limited and more expensive in the last year. If a senior citizen has an unusual or complicated question that is not covered in the instructions, they may want to consider calling the Assessor’s Office at (815) 319-4460. The office is inside the Winnebago County Administration Building, 404 Elm St., downtown Rockford.

Posted March 28, 2014

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