Important Property Tax Information

Bloom Township will be filing appeals until January 8th, 2020.

The Cook County Board of Review is now open for residential tax appeals, the last day to file an appeal will be January 8th, 2020.  Our office staff will help you file an electronic appeal. Please come into the office with your State ID and Tax Bill.  To file an appeal electronically with the Cook County Board of Review please visit their website.

Senior Exemption Now Automatically Renews

Cook County homeowners no longer will have to apply every year for the Senior Exemption. Governor Pritzker recently signed into law bill HB2185 which provides that a taxpayer who has been granted a senior citizens exemption need not reapply for that exemption.

Cook County was the only county in Illinois where senior homeowners were forced by law to reapply annually for this property tax break.

Seniors not currently receiving the exemption, and those who turn 65 in 2019, must apply for the exemption in 2020. The exemption will then automatically renew each year. Seniors with the exemption currently in place will renew automatically.

The requirements of the Senior Freeze remain unchanged; the property owner must reapply for this exemption each year.

For further information, please contact our office or the Cook County Assessor’s Office.