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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: email@example.com. 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.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many of the exemptions will automatically renew for tax year 2020. In the next few weeks, tens of thousands of households will receive a letter that confirms the auto-renewal of the exemptions placed on their home. For households who need to apply or reapply, applications will be made available by early February.
How can a property owner see which exemptions were applied to their home last year?
Check the Cook County Portal website, then review the Exemption History and Status section.
Exemptions that automatically renew for tax year 2020.
More information and applications for a new exemptions can be found here:
Property Tax Exemptions | Cook County Assessor's Office
- Homeowner Exemption
- Senior Exemption
- Senior Freeze Exemption
- Persons with Disabilities Exemption
- Veterans with Disabilities Exemption
- Home Improvement Exemption
Property Tax Bills
The first installment tax bills have been posted to the Cook County Treasurer’s Website: cookcountytreasurer.com. The first installment is always 55% of the total previous year’s tax bill. It is due Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Due to COVID-19 they have waved late payment penalties for two months. All assessment changes due to the triennial reassessment and all exemptions will be taken into account on your second installment tax bill.
Tax bills may be paid on-line at cookcountytreasurer.com OR at Chase Bank OR by sending a check to the Cook County Treasurer.
Two-month Waiver of Property Tax Late Fees in 2021
The Cook County Board of Commissioners has voted to waive late fees for two months on both property tax installments due in 2021.
Here is a link to Maria Papas' press release:
Cook County Treasurer's Office - Chicago, Illinois
Cook County Assessor's Office Announces Changes to Assessments and Appeals Due to COVID-19
Pappas: Auction of delinquent Cook County property taxes postponed indefinitely
Cook County's Assessor's Office Suspends Appeal Deadlines due to COVID-19 Pandemic