ROCKFORD — Winnebago County is giving thousands of senior citizens more time to apply for or renew a property assessment exemption.

The county mailed more than 10,000 senior exemption renewal notices to Winnebago County households this week. Completed applications are typically accepted at the supervisor of assessments office at the county administration building, but the office is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Completed applications can be mailed to: Supervisor of Assessments, 404 Elm St. Room 301, Rockford, IL 61101. The deadline to submit an application or renew an exemption has been extended to Oct. 1.

New applicants who wish to apply for a senior exemption can go online to to find the 2020 application. The website also provides instructions for filling out the application and rules about eligibility.

Isaac Guerrero:; @isaac_rrs