Senior Citizens' Real Estate Tax Deferral Program

Senior Citizens' Real Estate Tax Deferral Program

Who is eligible?

To qualify you must:

  • be age 65 by June 1st of the year for which the application is made.
  • have a household income of less than $55,000. 
  • own and occupy the property.
  • have lived in Illinois in a qualifying property at least 3 years.
  • be liable for payment of real estate taxes on the property.
  • have no delinquent real estate taxes.
  • have fire and casualty insurance on the property.
  • file application by March 1st in the year the taxes are due.

How do I apply?

Applications and guidelines are available from:
Gwen Henry
DuPage County Collector
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Phone: 630-407-5900

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What benefits does this program provide?

This program allows a qualifying senior to defer payment of up to $5,000 of real estate taxes and any special assessments on his or her residence. The State pays $5,000 of the real estate taxes and repayment plus interest of 6% annually is made when the senior sells the property or within a year of his or her passing.

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