Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
If you or your representative filed an appeal of your 2019 property assessment, you are able to track the progress by visiting Board of Review Hearing Schedule.

Lake County Board of Review hearings for Cuba Township are coming to a close. The Board of Review is sending notification to residents or their representatives, 2 weeks before the hearing date.

Lake County Board of Review hearings continue through the end of February.

Senior Homestead Exemption (SHE)
This exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of your property by $5,000 and may be claimed in addition to the General Homestead Exemption. Applicant can receive exemption on only one property.
To Qualify:
To qualify, applicants must:
  • Have reached age 65 during the tax year
  • Have lived on the property on or before January 1 of the tax year
To Apply:
Applications are initiated at the local township office. Applicant is required to provide proof of age (Driver’s License, State-issued ID) and proof of ownership (copy of the deed). Applicant need only file once for this exemption.

Senior Citizen’s Assessment Freeze (SCAFE)
The Senior Freeze provides seniors with limited income protection against real estate tax increases due to rising property values. It is not a tax freeze or a tax reduction and does not protect against increased taxes due to tax rate increases. This exemption provides for a base-year frozen assessment, and it will potentially provide increased savings each year a senior is eligible. The base assessment used in the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption initially equals the assessed value from the prior year tax calculation. In subsequent years, if the new assessed value is lower than the original base value, the lower value becomes the new base amount.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Own the property as their principal residence for two consecutive years (January 1)
  • Be age 65 or older
  • Have a total household income of $65,000 or less. Household income includes the income of all persons using the property as their principal dwelling place on January 1 of the tax year.

Please note this exemption must be renewed annually. Each year in the Spring, the Chief County Assessment Office mails applications to all taxpayers receiving the Senior Homestead Exemption. Applying is easy and available at the Cuba Township Assessor’s Office. 2020 Senior Freeze forms are expected to arrive late March or early April.

Properties Held in Trust
If your property is held in a trust, we must verify you are a beneficiary of the trust. The exemptions cannot be applied without this verification. Please include a copy of the pages of the actual trust agreement that state the applicant is a beneficiary. This can usually be found on the first few pages of the trust document. If you have questions, call us directly at 847-381-1120.

Check out our Tax Relief link for other available exemptions. Exemptions may be filed within our office. Just bring a valid Illinois Driver's License or State ID. When you are applying for a new exemption and the property is held in trust, we must verify the applicant is a beneficiary of that trust. The exemptions cannot be applied without this verification. Please include a copy of that part of the actual trust agreement stating that the applicant is a beneficiary. This is usually found on the first few pages of the trust.

We are here to serve you!

Rebecca M. Tonigan, CIAO
Highway Commissioner Thomas J Podgorski
Mark your calendar! Remaining firewood Friday dates (subject to cancellation due to weather)

February 14th and 28 th
March 13 th and 27 th

Help our snow plows help you! Safety tips . . .

  1. Stay back at least 100 feet and give our drivers and the large trucks room to turn around
  2. Do not park cars on the street during snow events

FYI: Cul de sacs pose a unique challenge for plowing due to limited space to place snow and the size of our trucks. We use best practice when accessing where snow should be placed.

Let’s address mailboxes!
It is at the discretion of the road district to either repair or replace mailboxes. This is not an obligation.
We offer three options
  1. Repair existing mailbox
  2. Replace damaged mailbox with a standard wood post and box
  3. Homeowner may purchase what they’d like and we will be happy to install.

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Dancing with the Barrington Stars
Saturday, February 8; 6-10 p.m.

Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre
2401 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates

Tickets: $125; table of 10, $1,200 - to support BACOA's programs and services for older adults, caregivers and families.

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