Senior Deferral Program - Eligibility and Application Process (320 ILCS 30/1)
|1) Property must be owner occupied by the senior citizen on January 1st of the application year.
2) Property must be a residential single family home, town home, or condominium.
3) Property owner must be 65 years of age or older by June 1st of the application year.
4) Total household income must not exceed $50,000 in the year prior to the application year.
5) Property must not have any delinquent real estate taxes.
6) Application must be filed no later than February 28th of the application year.
a) Property deed or Title Insurance Policy (Name of senior citizen must appear on this document).
b) Birth Certificate or Drivers License showing proof of age.
c) Income information from prior year that includes Social Security Statement, 1040 Income Tax Form (if filed) 1099 forms, pension & annuity statements for all household residents. Documents must prove total household income does not exceed $50,000.
d) Paid receipt showing proof of payment for property insurance.
e) Application forms must be signed by senior citizen and notarized by a public notary.
There are two different application forms to be completed, signed, notarized, and filed with the DuPage County Treasurer's Office. These forms are available from the Treasurer's office or our office. The applicant must file for this deferral program directly with the Treasurer's office on a yearly basis.
The senior deferral program does not reduce your property taxes, however, it allows the senior to defer paying the taxes until the senior no longer owns and occupies the property. Property taxes can be deferred every year but total deferred amount cannot exceed 80% of the senior's equity in the property. Click for estimate of property tax savings.