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Senior Assessment Freeze Notice 

Date: February 7, 2018

To: DeKalb County Senior Citizens age 65 and older

From: Robin Brunschon, Chief County Assessment Officer


2017 PTAX-340, Senior Citizen's Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption Applications were mailed December 30, 2016 to seniors who have previously participated in the exemption program. Seniors are encouraged to file the applications as soon as possible. The last date to apply is August 1, 2018.


Senior Citizen's Assessment Freeze Exemption:

  • Allows qualified senior citizens to freeze their assessment at a base year value
  • This exemption must be renewed annually

The requirements for the exemption are:

  • The owner must be 65 years of age or older
  • Have lived in their property at least the last two January firsts
  • Have a total household income of $65,000 or less for the 2017 year

Applicants MUST bring for proof of income:

  • Their 2017 social security statement (1099)
  • The front page of their 2017 Federal Income Tax form (1040)…or….
  • If you do not file income tax, bring ALL income, pension and interest statements for 2017.

Application forms and assistance completing the form are available at:

    Chief County Assessment Office
    DeKalb County Administration Building, 4th floor
    110 East Sycamore Street
    Sycamore, IL 60178

Please call 815-895-7120 for assistance or further information.


The Senior Assessment Freeze Exemption is not a pay-back program and should not be confused with the Real Estate Tax Deferral Program available through the DeKalb County Treasurer's Office.