28000 W. Cuba Road 
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Senior Homestead Exemption

Senior Homestead Exemption (SHE)


Following the Illinois Property Tax Code, this exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of the property by $8,000 and may be claimed in addition to the General Homestead Exemption. These changes will be reflected on the 2023 tax bill payable in 2024.

To Qualify:

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Own and live in the property as their principal residence
  • Have reached age 65 during the tax year.

To Apply:

All applications must be submitted online through the Smartfile E-Filing Portal.  You can receive assistance by phone or in person by calling the Cuba Township Assessor’s Office at 847-381-1120.  To start the application process:

To start the application process:

  • Go to the Chief County Assessment Office Smart E-Filing Portal at assessor.lakecountyil.gov
  • Log in to your account, create a new account, or log in as a guest
  • Click “Available Filings”
    • EX01: Homestead Exemption Application (First time applications only)
  • Click “Begin Filing” and follow the instructions

35 ILCS 200/15-170

Properties Held in Trust

If your property is held in a trust, we must verify you are a beneficiary of the trust. The exemptions cannot be applied without this verification. Please include a copy of the pages of the actual trust agreement that state the applicant is a beneficiary. This can usually be found on the first few pages of the trust document. If you have questions, call 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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