Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
2021 Exemptions

If you purchased a residence in Cuba Township in 2020, and the residence 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, you are also eligible for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption (SCHE), effective January 1, 2021.

In order to confirm your exemptions, visit our property search portal at Agree to the terms of use and 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 after January 3, 2021, and we can file online for you or you can file 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 after March 2021.

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.

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Rebecca M. Tonigan, CIAO
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Lighten Up Cuba Township!
If you enjoy being outdoors, remember to wear reflective gear and bike/running lights, so motorists can see you.

Firewood Fridays
January 8th and 22nd from 7:30 AM until 2:30 PM (or sooner if wood runs out). Two bundles of wood are loaded into the back of cars. Firewood #'s are limited to two bundles per event. If you miss one event, we cannot provide four bundles at the next event. Firewood pickup is subject to cancellation and will be communicated via our Facebook and website. Call 847-381-7793 to sign up or if a replacement tag is needed.

Snow Plow Safety
  • Don't crowd the plow
  • Stay at least 4 car lengths back from a snowplow, and never pass a plow
  • Drive slower, brake sooner
  • Stay off electronic devices
  • Limit driving during snowstorms

Snow Removal
When removing snow from driveways, DO NOT PUSH it into the street. Also, landscaping should not be within 5 feet of the street - this includes "hardscaping" such as boulders and flagstone. Although these features are attractive, they create a hazard potentially leading to property and equipment damage.

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. This page explains actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service, and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extremely cold weather.

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

Christmas Tree Recycling:
If Prairieland Disposal and Recycling is your waste hauler, they will collect Christmas trees from January 4 through January 15. Trees must be free of decorations, tinsel, tree stands, and plastic. Place trees at the curb on your normal garbage collection day.

The Forest Preserve is also accepting trees and is open daily from 6:30 AM to sunset:
Lakewood in Wauconda - drop trees off along Forest Preserve Drive
Heron Creek in Long Grove - drop trees off at Shelter A

Christmas Light Recycling:
Prairieland Disposal and Recycling is accepting light strands Monday - Thursdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM and Fridays 8 AM - 3:30 PM

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