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Assessment

 Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

1001 East Grant Street
Watseka, IL 60970
Room 106

PUBLIC NOTICE

TO COMPLY WITH 35ILCS 200/15-172 OF THE PROPERTY TAX CODE

The Chief County Assessment Office wishes to remind senior citizens that the deadline to file the 2021 Senior Citizens Homestead Assessment Freeze, Department of Revenue form PTAX 340 is JULY 1, 2021. The application needs to be filed with the County Assessment Office. If you think you may qualify to file this application, but could not leave your home to obtain assistance in completing the necessary form, Volunteer Services has Outreach Staff that will come to your home to assist you. Please call the Volunteer Services Office at 815-432-5785, if you need assistance.

Department Description

To help taxpayers understand the assessment procedures to the best of our ability and to locate, identify and appraise all taxable property in accordance state law and administrative procedures.

  • Address Change for Real Estate Tax Bills
  • Illinois Property Tax System PTAX-1004
  • Assessment appeal process Pamphlet
  • Request for Duplicate Property Tax Notice PTAX-325
  • Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze PTAX-340  Must be signed up for the Senior Homestead Exemption.
  • Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption PTAX-324 Must Apply in Person with Valid Identification. Also a PTAX-325 Request for Duplicate Delinquent Property Tax Notice needs to be filled out in person, for first time applicants
  • Returning Veterans’ Homestead Exemption  PTAX-341 Must provide a Certified Copy of DD214 Discharge.
  • Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption PTAX-342 Current years percentage of “service-connected disability rating,” and a certified Copy of DD214 Discharge.  Also a PTAX-325 Request for Duplicate Delinquent Property Tax Notice needs to be filled out in person, for first time applicants.
  • Disabled Veterans Standard Homestead Exemption Renewal PTAX-342-R  Current years percentage of “service-connected disability rating” required.
  • Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption PTAX-343 Current years proof of disability. If 65 years or older for proof of disability would need a Class 2 Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. Class 2 or Class 2A qualifies for this exemption.  Class 1 or 1A does not qualify. Or submit PTAX-343-A Physician’s Statement, this form must be completed by a physician.  Also a PTAX-325 Request for Duplicate Delinquent Property Tax Notice needs to be filled out in person, for first time applicants.
  • Disabled Persons’ Homestead Exemption PTAX-343-R Renewal  Current years proof of disability required. If 65 years or older for proof of disability would need a Class 2 Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.  Class 2 or Class 2A qualifies for this exemption. Class 1 or 1A does not qualify.  Or submit PTAX-343-A Physician’s Statement, this form must be completed by a physician.
  • Physician’s Statement for the Homestead Exemption for Persons with Disabilities PTAX-343-A This form must be completed by a physician and can be used for proof of disability.