Assessment Office:

Chief County Assessment Office
Property Tax Relief

Low Income Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Exemption

This exemption freezes the taxable assessment on your property, but does not freeze the tax rate. If eligible, this exemption may be claimed in addition to the Owner Occupied General ExemptionHome Improvement Exemption, and the Senior Homestead Exemption. The actual taxes which you pay may continue to change based on the amounts levied by the taxing bodies where you reside (School District, Sanitary District, County, City, Township, etc.,) The filing deadline for this exemption is July 1st of each year.

Click here PDF Document to view frequently asked questions regarding the Senior Freeze.

To receive this exemption, you must:

  • Have owned and occupied the property on January 1st for two (2) consecutive years.
  • Have reached the age of 65 during the assessment year.
  • Have signed up for the Senior Homestead Exemption.
  • Have a maximum gross household income of $65,000. (Gross household income includes all persons using the property as their principal dwelling on January 1st of the assessment year).
  • Obtain an application for the exemption at the Chief County Assessors Office, from your Township Assessors, or click here PDF Document to download the application. If you need assistance in filling out your income information  click here PDF Document to view the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Conversion Guide for IRS 1040.

NOTE: This exemption must be renewed annually.

Your completed application must be returned to:

Chief County Assessors Office
1504 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

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Larry A. Wilson - Chief County Assessor
Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
Second Floor - 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL, 61201-8624

Phone: (309) 558-3660     Fax: (309) 558-3658   Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday