Important Property Tax Information


In response to COVID-19, the Cook County Assessor’s Office will continue the automatic renewal of the Senior Freeze, Veterans with Disabilities, and Persons with Disabilities Exemptions; the Homeowner and Senior Exemptions, will continue to auto-renew every year. 

If a homeowner received any of these five exemptions last year (tax year 2020), they do not need to reapply this year (tax year 2021). 

To verify which exemptions were received last year, homeowners can visit the Cook County Property Tax Portal at enter their PIN and look under the exemption tab.

The automatic renewal of exemptions comes from the passing of SB 685, which was signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker and passed by the Illinois General Assembly. 

"This legislation is a huge convenience to seniors, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. It will ease the administrative process of many homeowner exemptions,” said Assessor Kaegi. “This is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many of these individuals may be at high risk for the virus." 

Homeowners will receive a postcard or letter in March 2022 confirming which exemptions will be automatically renewed. 

Late Property Tax Bills

The 2nd Installment Property Tax bills will be mailed sometime in November 2022.  Please check your tax bill, once you receive it, to ensure that any exemptions(s) you may qualify for where applied. If your tax bill does not reflect your exemption(s) please call us immediately.

For help please email Elena Leal, Deputy Assessor at or call 708-754-9400.

Please visit the Cook County Assessor’s Office Facebook page for up to date information, message inbox and weekly webinars on property tax related issues. .

Exemption Information

The new online filing system is up and running.  All exemptions and certificate of error applications can be filed via cell phone or desk top.  Please see the helpful video on how to file online.