Property Tax Exemptions

Exemption Information

General Homestead Exemption
  • Requires an initial application, rentals need annual renewal.
  • Requires January 1st ownership & occupancy.
  • Based on the increase above the 1977 EAV up to $6,000, whichever is less.
  • Amounts to approximate savings of up to $771 in Rockford for 2020 taxes, payable in 2021.
  • Can be granted to single family rentals if the tenant is liable for the taxes.
  • General Homestead Exemption Form
  • 2022 Rental/Owner Occupancy Exemption Form