Elgin homeowners, 65-years old or older who have completed and filed an application with the county in which they live will be receiving a senior rebate check from the City of Elgin within the next few weeks.
A $200 property tax rebate will be mailed to senior residents owning a home or a $35 property rebate will be mailed to senior residents owning a mobile home.
The Senior Citizen Tax Rebate is paid by the City of Elgin based on the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption records provided by Cook and Kane Counties. The $200 property tax rebates for Elgin residents living in Kane County will be mailed in July with rebates for Elgin residents living in Cook County mailed in October.
Senior Citizen Tax Rebates are provided if:
• You are 65-years old or older
• You live within the City of Elgin corporate limits
• You have completed and filed an application with your resident county for the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption for the year 2006
• You are the resident and owner of record (or have equitable interest in the home or mobile home) as of January 1, 2006.
Homeowners can apply for, or renew, their Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption from the county in which they reside. If you have questions regarding the Senior Citizen Homestead Property Tax Exemption, call (847) 818-2444 if you are a Cook County resident or (630) 208-3818, if you are a Kane County resident.
Mobile homeowners’ $35 property tax rebates should be mailed in August if you are a Kane County resident and should be mailed in November if you are a Cook County resident.
For any questions concerning the tax rebate program, please call the City of Elgin’s Senior Citizen Information Line at (847) 931-6105. Additional information can also be found on the City’s website at www.cityofelgin.org – Finance web page.