Message From Your Assessor, Mary Mahady

May 2020,

It certainly has been an interesting spring for all of us as we do our best to help contain the coronavirus by staying home and limiting our contact with others. Here in the assessment office we have been closed to the public but continuing to answer your calls and questions regarding exemptions, assessments and 2019 taxes.

As it appears we will be limiting public contact for a while longer, I want to provide information on exemptions that you may have questions about.

McHenry Township Assessor Mary Mahady

Senior Freeze

The County has extended the filing date to September 1, 2020. If you filed for this exemption for 2019, you can fill out the 2020 form, sign it and send it directly to the County without having it notarized (address on the form). They will compare signatures and as long as they match, they will notarize it. If you are filing for the first time or prefer to have my staff assist you in filling the form out, we will be taking appointments to do so starting in June. We will do this with the utmost care to make sure we protect everyone. Specific instructions will be given when you call for an appointment.

Homeowner Exemption

If you should be receiving this exemption but it does not show on your tax bill, please call us. We can verify this with the proper documentation and submit a correction to the tax bill, but you need to contact us. If you are not sure, just call and we will check for you.

Senior Homestead

You are eligible for this if you have the General Homestead exemption and anyone on title is 65 or older.

As much as we like to see you, please call if you have any questions as we can rectify most situations over the phone. Our first priority is to keep you safe and until we can fully open to the public, we will find a way to take care of you any way we can…just call!   

We look forward to being able to see you in person soon. Until then, stay safe and stay healthy!

Mary Mahady

We are here to assist you so don't hesitate to call if you have any questions!