Assessor Rebecca M Tonigan, CIAO
Deputy Assessors in the Field
Deputy Assessors are in the field updating exterior photos and taking measurements for recent additions, pools, patios, and home sales for 2018-2021 permits and sales. Remember, improvements automatically receive a 4-year Home Improvement Exemption.

First Installment of Property Tax Bills Due June 7

The following banks are also accepting payments:

  • Fifth Third Bank, 459 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich – (847) 847-0544
  • Fifth Third Bank, 486 W. Liberty St., Wauconda – (847) 526-6604
  • First American Bank, 33 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich – (847) 726-8800

2021 Exemptions

General Homestead Exemption (GHE) Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption (SCHE)
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). Likewise, If you are 65 years of age or older or turning 65 this year, you are also eligible for the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption (SCHE).

Contact our office to make an appointment or file from the comfort of your home via Lake County's Smartfile E-Filing Portal.

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption (SCAFHE)
Homeowners that are 65 years old or older, 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 online at 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
Highway Commissioner Thomas J Podgorski
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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.

Save the Date

The Annual Fall Shred Event is set for Saturday, October 23, 9 AM - 1 PM. or until the truck is full.
Please use paper grocery bags. There will be a limit of 4 bags per household.

The Road District no longer accepts any items for recycling. Visit Prairieland Disposal, Wauconda Recycling, and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County for recycling opportunities.
Mark Your Calendars!
Additional Assistance Resources
  • Mental Health Support: The Lake County Health Department offers a free, 24/7 confidential hotline for those experiencing a mental health crisis or substance use issue. Call 847-377-8088 any time. Learn more

  • Assistance with COBRA Premium Payments: Did you lose your medical benefits when you were laid off? Learn about COBRA and a special healthcare subsidy under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Program available through September 1, 2021. Visit Employee Benefits Security Administration or call 866-444-3272 with questions.

  • Get Help Paying Your ComEd Bill: Commonwealth Edison offers many resources to customers who are having trouble paying their bills. Click to Learn more.

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, June 5, 2021
  • Saturday, June 19, 2021
  • Saturday, June 26, 2021

Items you can bring to a collection include CFL bulbs, unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and supplements (people and pets), 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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