What are the qualifications for the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program?

To qualify for the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program, you must:

  • be 65 years of age or older prior to June 1 of the year that the application is being filed with the County Collector's Office;
  • have a total yearly household income of no more than $55,000.00;
  • have owned and occupied the property or other qualifying residence for at least the last three years;
  • own the property, or share joint ownership with your spouse, or be the sole beneficiary, or you and your spouse be the sole beneficiaries of an Illinois land trust;
  • have no unpaid property taxes and special assessments on the property; and
  • have adequate insurance against fire or casualty loss.

If you have additional inquiries, you may submit them to the Questions, Comments, or Request form.