General Homestead Exemption


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


  • Property must be the principal residence of the owner
  • Can only receive on one property

To Apply:

Homeowners can apply for this exemption using our Smartfile E-Filing Portal. Additional assistance is available at your local township assessor's office or the Chief County Assessment office in Waukegan.

35 ILCS 200/15-175
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