Property Tax Help

Tax bill photo

Confusion and questions about property tax bills, and how to appeal them, are some of the bigger issues about which constituents contact my office. During appeals season, we are happy to host appeals workshops in conjunction with either the Assessor’s office or the office of the Board of Review.

For more information about your property tax issues, please visit the sites below:

How to pay your taxes:

  1. Online:
  2. Mail: Cook County Treasurer, PO Box 4468, Carol Stream IL. 60197-4468.
  3. In-Person: 118 N Clark St. Suite 112, Chicago IL. 60602.
  4. Chase Banks: over 400 locations in the Chicagoland area.
  5. At a community bank where you have an existing account. For a full list, click here:

Cook County Property Tax Portal

On this website, property owners can find information such as:

  • Ownership and liens from the Recorder of Deeds
  • Payments and refunds from the Treasurer’s Office
  • Valuation, exemptions and appeals from the Assessor
  • Prior bill statuses, delinquencies and TIF information from the County Clerk
  • Appeals from the Board of Review
  • Calendar of events and key dates provided by the President’s Office and other County offices

Cook County Assessor’s Office

On the Assessor’s website, property owners can:

  • Find out information about what Township their property is located in.
  • File a residential property tax appeal when their township is open
  • Find exemption applications and descriptions

Cook County Clerk’s Office

(312) 603-5649

On the Clerk’s website, property owners can:

  • Find out if their overdue taxes have been sold
  • Get information on how to redeem their taxes to remove the threat of losing your property

Cook County Treasurer’s Office

(312) 443-5100

On the Treasurer’s website, property owners can:

  • Check their tax bill payment status and make an on-line payment
  • Change the name and/or address on their tax bill
  • Look up tax bill due dates

Cook County Board of Review

(312) 603-5542

On the Board of Review’s website, property owners can:

  • File and pre-file a residential property tax appeal, regardless of whether they have filed an appeal with the Assessor

If you still have questions or concerns, please contact my office and we will do our best to help you get the answers you need.