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Supervisor Of Assessments

1 Taylor Street, Room 203

Chester, IL 62233

Voice: 618.826.5000 ext 192

Fax: 618.826.4650

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www.randolphco.org

Assessor FAQs

What is a Circuit Breaker for Seniors & Disabled?

As of January 1, 2013, the Circuit Breaker Program name has been changed to the Benefit Access Program. Call the Department of Aging 800-252-8966 for clarification or visit their website @ www.state.il.us/aging.

What is the Fraternal Organization Freeze?

This exemption is for property owned and used by a fraternal organization whose members provide financial support for charitable works. Call our office for clarification.

What is the Veteran's Organization Freeze?

This exemption is for property owned and used by a veteran's organization on which is located the principal building for the post, camp or charter. Call our office for clarification.

What is the Returning Veteran's Exemption?

This exemption provides a $5,000 reduction in the equalized assessed value of the veteran's principal residence. Call our office for clarification.

Is There a 2nd Disabled Veteran's Exemption?

Yes, this exemption is for a disabled veteran, or the spouse or unmarried surviving spouse of the veteran. The exemption applies to housing where federal funds have been used to purchase or construct special adaptations to suit the veteran's disability.

What is a Disabled Veteran's Exemption?

This exemption is for taxpayers who are disabled at least 30% or more through the Veteran's Administration. Call our office for clarification.

What is a Disabled Person's Exemption?

This exemption is for taxpayers who are disabled. There are several different ways of qualifying for the exemption. Call our office for clarification.

What is a Home Improvement Exemption?

This exemption is on the property you own and occupy. It is only on residential improvements (not on farm improvements i.e. barn, silo, etc.). It reduces the assessed value by the amount of increase (up to $75,000 Fair Market Value).

What is the Senior Citizen's Assessment Freeze Exemption?

This exemption freezes the assessed value (not taxes) back to the base year for each year that the form is completed and returned to the Assessor's Office. To qualify, a taxpayer must own and occupy the property as their principal dwelling on January 1 and have a household income of $55,000 or less.

What is a Senior Homestead Exemption?

This exemption reduces the final equalized assessed value by up to $5,000. To qualify for this exemption, a taxpayer must be age 65 or older during the assessment year, and own and occupy the principal dwelling on January 1st of the assessment year.

What is an Owner Occupied Exemption?

This exemption reduces the final equalized assessed value up to $6,000, to fall below the 1977 equalized assessed value. To qualify, a taxpayer must own and occupy a property as the principal dwelling on January 1st of the assessment year.