After August 11, 2014, taxpayers who would like information concerning whether their 2012 property taxes were sold at the tax sale and information on how to redeem their taxes must contact the Cook County Clerk's Office at www.cookcountyclerk.com or 312.603.5656. The Clerk's Office is located at: 118 North Clark Street, Room 434, Chicago, IL 60602.
The due date for the Tax Year 2013 Second Installment was Friday, August 1, 2014.
The due date for the Tax Year 2013 First Installment was Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
You may pay Tax Year 2013 at any of the nearly 400 Chase Bank locations in Illinois, by mail, or online.
Listed below are pamphlets in 24 different languages from the Cook County Treasurer's
Office which contain useful information for taxpayers.
Notice Regarding Public Act 98-1026
On August 22, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 2854 into law
as Public Act 98-1026 (PA 98-1026), amending the Property Tax Code’s provision concerning
property tax refunds for erroneous assessments and overpayments. Prior to said amendment,
claims for property tax refunds were limited to those filed within 5 years of the
date on which the right to a refund arose. PA 98-1026 provides that, effective January
1, 2015, claims may be filed for refunds the right to which arose within 20 years
of the date the claim is filed. Furthermore, pursuant to Public Act 98-1026, if
any such refund would cause the aggregate total of taxes and interest refunded pursuant
to Public Act 98-1026 to exceed $2,500,000 in any calendar year, then such refund
must be paid in the next calendar year.
Forbes Interview with Maria Pappas
Click here to read a recent Forbes Magazine interview with Cook
County Treasurer Maria Pappas regarding local debt.