Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
2021 Exemptions

If you purchased a residence in Cuba Township in 2020, and it is your primary residence, you are eligible for the General Homestead Exemption (GHE), effective January 1, 2021. Likewise, If you are 65 years-of-age or older, or if you are turning 65 this year, you are also eligible for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption (SCHE), effective January 1, 2021.

You may confirm your exemptions by visiting our property search portal at You will need to enter your 10-digit PIN. When you scroll to the bottom of the screen, there are four County links. Click on the Exemption link and the County's site will display your current exemptions.

General Homestead Exemption (GHE)
If your General Homestead Exemption (GHE) does not appear, it may be for one of the following reasons:

  • You have not applied for the exemption.
  • You purchased your home in 2020 and the Seller did not have a GHE.
  • You recently placed your property in a trust and the exemptions were removed due to the transfer of property to your trust.

Contact our office to make an appointment or you can file for your exemption(s) through Lake County's Smartfile E-Filing Portal.

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption (SCAFHE)
Homeowners that are 65 years old with an income of $65,000 or less are eligible for the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze. If you received the Freeze in 2020, remember to file your 2021 Senior Freeze before the July 31, 2021 deadline. Contact our office to make an appointment or you can file through Lake County's Smartfile E-Filing Portal.

Disabled Person or Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption
If you received the Disabled Persons or Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption last year, please remember to file your Annual Verification of Eligibility and Physician's Statement for your 2021 exemption.

Filing for your Exemptions is quick and easy through Lake County's Smartfile E-Filing Portal. If you are unable to file online, please contact our office at or 847-381-1120 to schedule an appointment.

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Rebecca M. Tonigan, CIAO
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Spring Mulch
Contact Rebecca at the Road District to make arrangements for mulch delivery. Each load is 6-8 yards. The mulch is a double ground mixture of hard and softwoods from removed Cuba Township trees. Email Rebecca at or call 847-381-7793.

The Cuba Township Road District operates 24/7 during inclement weather. You can call us if the matter concerns falling trees blocking roads, etc. Please contact your utility company for power outages.

Weather Forecast: view the latest weather conditions from the National Weather Service.

The Road District no longer accepts items for recycling. Visit Prairieland Disposal, Wauconda Recycling, and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County for recycling opportunities.

Please recycle your political yard signs at one of the following locations:

Cuba Township
28000 W Cuba Road

Barrington Public Works
300 Raymond Avenue

Village of Barrington Hills Barn Building
112 Algonquin Road

Mark Your Calendars!
Temporary Open Burning Restrictions in Unincorporated Lake County
The Lake County Board voted on March 9 to reinstate a temporary emergency ordinance effective through June 9, 2021, which allows open burning of landscape waste in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunset only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ordinance also permits open burning from sunrise to sunset on any day of the week if the burning occurs at least 500 feet from the nearest habitable structure.

Four Household Chemical Waste Events Set
SWALCO is hosting four household chemical waste events over the next 45 days, at their facility located at 1311 N. Estes Street in Gurnee.

Appointments are required for any one of the following four household chemical waste events:

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021
  • Saturday, April 24, 2021
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021

Items you can bring to a collection include: CFL bulbs, unwanted prescription, over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pet), household cleaners, gasoline, garden chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints (NO LATEX), and varnishes, as well as other household chemicals. For a more detailed list visit
Employment Opportunity Resources
Job Center of Lake County offers a host of services including:

  • Resource Library
  • "Who's Hiring" list
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Opportunities
  • Free online webinars

Visit the Job Center's website for more information.
The Barrington Career Center offers resources including:

  • Job search skills training
  • Coaching
  • Career transition services
  • Compassionate support

Visit the Barrington Career Center for more information.
Community Partner Links
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