Al Zielinski, Assessor

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Homeowner Exemption

The Homeowner Exemption also known as the Homestead Exemption. This exemption reduces your assessed value by $6,000.

This exemption is the only exemption handled by the Grafton Township Assessor.

It is automatic and renewed each year as long as the property remains your primary residence.


Home Improvement Exemption

The Home Improvement Exemption applies to improvements like decks, patios, additions, etc.

This exempts the value of the addition for 4 years up to a maximum market value of $75,000.


Senior Exemption (handled by McHenry County)

The Senior exemption subtracts $5,000 (starting in 2013) from the assessed value.

It is available to homeowners who are, or will turn, 65 within the current calendar.


Senior Freeze (handled by McHenry County)

The Senior Freeze is an exemption that freezes the assessed value of a property.

To qualify, the maximum household income is $55,000.

The Chief County Assessment Officer may audit any taxpayer claiming the exemption and a statement to that fact appears on the application.

Taxpayers signing fraudulent applications are committing perjury as defined in the criminal code.

For more information, please contact the

McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments 815-334-4290

Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program (handled by McHenry County)

The Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program is a program designed to allow senior citizens to defer payment of part or all of the property taxes on their homes.

This is administered by the McHenry County Treasurer.

The filing deadline is March 1 of each tax year.

For more information contact:

McHenry County Collector (Treasurer)

2200 North Seminary

Woodstock, Illinois 60098

815-334-4260


Disabled Home Owners Exemption (handled by McHenry County)

The Disabled Home Owners Exemption is subtracted from the taxable assessment before the property tax bill is calculated.

For more information, please contact

McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments 815-334-4290

Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Disabled Veterans Exemption (handled by McHenry County)

Up to $70,000 of the equalized assessed value of a home owned by a qualifying Veteran, or the Veteran's spouse or unmarried surviving spouse, is exempt from property taxes.


For more information contact:

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

1301 Sunset Ridge (near Route 14)

Woodstock, Illinois 60098

815-338-9292