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River Forest is open for Assessment appeals with the Cook County Assessor

River Forest Township is open for assessment appeals with the Cook County Assessor till May 21st, 2021. Assessment appeals are filed on-line at the Cook County Assessor's website: cookcountyassessor.com.

We can assist you in finding comparable properties and with directions on how to file on-line. Please call 708-366-2787 or email us at: assessor@riverforesttownship.org. We will need your name, address and phone number. If you call, leave your phone number twice, please speak slowly and clearly. We will create an appeal packet for you.

Cook County Board of Review: Now Open for Appeals

River Forest Township will be open for appeals with The Cook County Board of Review until Sunday, November 1, 2020. If you have already filed an appeal with The Board of Review earlier this year, you do not need to refile.

For more information, please read the following notice from Commissioner Dan Patlak. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ILCOOK/bulletins/2a5a666

Cook County Board of Review: September 11th "Evidence Submission" deadline extension

"Due to the necessity for the Cook County Assessor's Office (hereinafter "CCAO") to undertake certain corrective actions for the following townships: River Forest; Riverside; and Oak Park, the Group 1 "Evidence Submission" deadline of September 11th is hereby stricken from the Cook County Board of Review's (Hereinafter "CCBOR") calendar. After the CCAO's re-notification, re-certification, re-publication and transmission of the subject townships to the CCBOR, it will then provide notice of amended dates for a revised a filing period and evidence submissions."

If you have any further questions, please contact Chief Clerk Allen Manuel at: 312-603-5586 or allen.manuel@cookcountyil.gov

Ways To Correct a Missing Exemption

Missing an exemption on your Second Installment Tax Bill? We will help you get a corrected tax bill. Please contact our office at (708) 366-2787 or at assessor@riverforesttownship.org and we can help you apply for a Certificate of Error. You can also apply for a Certificate of Error on The Cook County Assessor's Website: cookcountyassessor.com/certificates-error

2nd Installment Property Tax Bills due Aug 3rd. Payable without Interest Till October 1st.

Second Installment Cook County property tax bills have been posted to cookcountytreasurer.com, where property owners can see how much they owe two weeks before the bills are received in the mail in early July.

The Second Installment is due August 3, but property owners can pay without any interest charge through October 1, 2020, thanks to an new ordinance.

To download a copy of your tax bill or to make a payment, visit cookcountytreasurer.com:

  • Select the blue box labeled "Pay Online for Free"
  • Search by property address or enter your Property Index Number (PIN)
  • There is no fee if you pay from your bank account
Second Installment bills include any property tax reassessments and exemptions calculated by the county assessor and tax rates calculated by the county clerk.

The printed bills, with a due date of August 3, are to be mailed by the beginning of July. Payments after October 1 will be charged 1.5 percent per month, as required by law.


Recognizing the financial toll of the coronavirus and the pressing need to extend economic relief to area homeowners, Cook County has announced plans to waive late fees on the 2nd installment property tax payments.

In Cook County, the second installment of property taxes for the 2019 tax year would have ordinarily been due on August 3, 2020 with late fees accruing for any payment after that day without a financial hardship form to defer payment.

However, per the announcement , no interest penalties for late payment of this bill will accrue until after Oct 01, 2020. Payments made on or before Oct 1, 2020, will be considered received and paid timely thus giving homeowners some breathing room in these extraordinary times.

Cook County Assessor has not certified River Forest Township. No appeal results have been published. The Cook County Assessor has published the Covid-19 adjustment to assessments in each of the 5 neighborhoods in River Forest.


Property Group

ATTR (COVID Adjustment)

ATTR (COVID Increase in Unemployment)


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2nd Installment Tax Bills and Board of Review

2nd installment tax bills were mailed out on time. You should have received your tax bill. You can look up your tax bill, your exemptions, and pay on-line (with no additional fees) at: www.cookcountytreasurer.com>. If you need assistance or are missing an exemption you are entitled to our office can assist you.

River Forest will be open for appeals with the Cook County Board of Review from July 30st - August 28th. One can appeal on-line at: www.cookcountyboardofreview.com. Our office can assist you with the appeal process.

Our office will be extremely busy during the month of August. Though our office is currently closed to the public, we are here to help you. Please call 708-366-2787 and leave your name, address, phone number twice and your concern.

Board of Review Community Outreach, July 25th at 6pm

River Forest will be open for appeals with the Cook County Board of Review from July 1st- July 30th. We will be hosting a Community Outreach with the Board of Review on Thursday, July 25 at 6pm at the River Forest Community Center located at 8020 Madison St. Room 206. Please bring a tax bill with you and you will be able to submit your appeal to the Board of Review at the meeting. This appeal period is starting over a month earlier than previous years. One can appeal on-line at: www.cookcountyboardofreview.com. Our office can assist you with the appeal process.

Our office will be extremely busy during the month of July. Appointments are necessary unless you come in during our walk-in office hours: Thursday’s 10am-12:00pm. We are available for appointments thru-out the week. Please call 708-366-2787 and leave your name, address, phone number twice and your concern.

Release date: March 19, 2020
Cook County's Assessor's Office Suspends Appeal Deadlines due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Release date: January 4, 2019

Release date: January 4, 2019

Release date: January 9, 2019
Cook County Assessor's Office Mails Annual Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption Renewal Applications

Release date: April 9, 2019
River Forest Assessor's - Annual Report Fiscal Year 2019

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