Real Estate Tax Deferral

This program is similar to a loan against your property.  The State of Illinois pays your real estate taxes for you at 6% interest.  When you pass away or sell the property the loan must be paid back. This is NOT a reverse mortgage.  You may only “borrow” the amount due on your property taxes.

To qualify you must:

  • Be 65
  • Have household income of less than $50,000
  • Have owned the property for at least 3 years
  • Have no delinquent property taxes
  • Have adequate insurance against fire or casualty loss

The annual filing period for this program is January 1 through March 1.  If you are interested in this program, please contact your Boone County Council on Aging Outreach Counselor at (815) 544-9893 for all of the details.

Our Location.

Boone County Council on Aging
The Keen Age Center
2141 Henry Luckow Lane
Belvidere, Illinois 61008

Contact Information.

PH: (815) 544-9893 (Voice & TTY Use your TTY or dial 711)
TOLL FREE: 1-800-961-5336
FAX: (815) 547-7373
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Our Hours.

Hours: Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Outreach available later hours by appointment.
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