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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Exemptions

Residential Exemption

Initiated by the Township Assessor's Office, it lowers the taxable value of the property up to $6,000. To qualify for this exemption, a homeowner must live in the home on or before January 1st of the tax year. Upon moving into a residence, it would be advisable to contact your Township Assessor's Office.

Homestead Improvement Exemption

Provides an exemption of up to $25,000 of assessment increase due to home improvement. This exemption can continue for four years. Contact your Township Assessor's office for more information.

Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption

Initiated by the Supervisor of Assessments' Office, it lowers the taxable value of the property up to $5,000. Homeowners must have lived in the home and reached 65 years of age during the tax year. Application may be made at the Township Assessor's office or the Supervisor of Assessment's office. Proof of age and ownership is required with the application.

Disabled Persons' Homestead Exemption

Provides an annual $2,000 reduction in the assessed value of the property owned and occupied on January 1 of the assessment year by the disabled person who is liable for the payment of the property taxes. Contact your Township Assessor's office for more information.

Homestead Exemption for Veterans with Disabilities

Property must be owned and used exclusively by a 70% or more disabled veteran. Provides for exemption for property taxes. Contact the Supervisor of Assessment's Office.

Disabled Veterans' Standard Homestead Exemption More Than 30% - Less Than 70% 

Provides an annual reduction in the assessed value of the primary residence occupied by a disabled veteran each year depending on the percentage of the veteran's service connected disability. Contact the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments Office at 630-407-5858 for more information.

Returning Veterans' Homestead Exemption

Provides for a one-time $5,000 reduction in the assessed value of the veteran's principal residence for two consecutive tax years when the veteran returns from active duty in an armed conflict involving the armed forces of the United States. Contact the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments Office at 630-407-5858 for more information.

Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze

Household income limit is $55,000 and the senior must meet certain criteria. For applications or questions concerning the exemption, please call the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments Office at 630-407-5858 for more information.