General Homestead Exemption (GHE)
This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of property you live in by $6,000.
To qualify, applicants must:
- Property must be the principal residence of the owner.
- Can only receive on one property.
- Have lived on the property on or before January 1st of the tax year; otherwise, on new construction, the value may be prorated for the portion of the year that is was owner-occupied.
Applications are initiated at the local township office or online at Lake County’s SmartFile Portal.
Visit the Cuba Township Assessor’s Office and provide proof of identification.
Properties Held in Trust
When you are applying for a new exemption and the property is held in trust, we must verify that the applicant is a beneficiary of that trust. The exemptions cannot be applied without this verification. Please include a copy of that part of the actual trust agreement which states that the applicant is a beneficiary. This can usually be found on the first few pages of the trust document. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 847-381-1120.