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Home Owners

General Homestead Exemption

Homeowners can reduce the taxable value of their property by up to $6,000. Taxpayers can determine if they received this exemption by visiting the tax look up screen. For more information on qualifications and how to apply for this exemption, see the Supervisor of Assessments web page.

Homestead Improvement Exemption

Home Owners can delay up to four years the increase in fair market value up to $75,000 of their property attributable to a home improvement. The reduction in value for 4 years can result in significant savings to the taxpayer. Taxpayers can determine if they received this exemption by visiting the tax look up screen. For more information on qualifications and how to apply for this exemption, see the Supervisor of Assessments web page.

Senior Citizen

Senior Citizen Exemption

Home Owners who are 65 or over can reduce the taxable value of their property by up to $5,000. Taxpayers can determine if they received this exemption by visiting the tax look up screen. For more information on qualifications and how to apply for this exemption, see the  Supervisor of Assessments web page.

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze

Home Owners who are 65 or over and a maximum total household income of $55,000 or under can freeze the taxable value of their property resulting in significant savings. Taxpayers can determine if they received this exemption by visiting the tax look up screen. For more information on qualifications and how to apply for this exemption, see the Supervisor of Assessments web page.

Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program

Qualifying senior citizens may defer all or part of their property tax and special assessment payments under this tax relief program. Homeowners 65 and over with household income under $55,000 can defer paying property taxes on their residence by using up to 80% equity in their property. A lien is placed on the property and taxes do not become due until the property is sold or the taxpayer dies. To find out more please contact the Sangamon County Treasurer’s office at 217-753-6800.

Disabled Citizen

Disabled Veteran Exemption

Certain disabled veterans can qualify to have up to $58,000 in taxable value exempted from taxation. The reduction in value can result in significant savings to the taxpayer. Taxpayers can determine if they received this exemption by visiting the tax look up screen. For more information on qualifications and how to apply for this exemption, see the Supervisor of Assessments web page.

Disabled Veteran Standard Homestead Exemption

Disabled veterans can qualify to have up to $5,000 in taxable value exempted from taxation. The reduction in value can result in significant savings to the taxpayer. Taxpayers can determine if they received this exemption by visiting the tax look up screen. For more information on qualifications and how to apply for this exemption, see the Supervisor of Assessments web page.

Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption

Certain disabled persons can qualify to have $2,000 in taxable value exempted from taxation. The reduction in value can result in significant savings to the taxpayer. Taxpayers can determine if they received this exemption by visiting the tax look up screen. For more information on qualifications and how to apply for this exemption, see the Supervisor of Assessments web page.

Returning Veterans

Returning Veterans' Homestead Exemption

Returning veterans can qualify for a onetime $5,000 in taxable value exempted from taxation. The reduction in value can result in significant savings to the taxpayer. Taxpayers can determine if they received this exemption by visiting the tax look up screen. For more information on qualifications and how to apply for this exemption, see the Supervisor of Assessments web page.