28000 W. Cuba Road 
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General Homestead Exemption

General Homestead Exemption (GHE)


This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of property you live in by $6,000.

To Qualify:

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.

To Apply:

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.

35 ILCS 200/15-175

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.

Cuba Township

28000 W. Cuba Road
Barrington, IL 60010

Office Hours:  M–F 9am–4pm

Township Phone:  (847) 381-1924
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Assessor Phone:  (847) 381-1120
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