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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



Property Tax Bills Due Aug. 3

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.

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.

Neighborhood

Property Group

ATTR (COVID Adjustment)

ATTR (COVID Increase in Unemployment)

50

Single-Family &
Residential Condominiums

-8.810000

9.750000

40

Single-Family &
Residential Condominiums

-9.200000

10.350000

30

Single-Family &
Residential Condominiums

-9.200000

10.350000

20

Single-Family &
Residential Condominiums

-8.900000

9.890000

15

Single-Family &
Residential Condominiums

-8.810000

9.750000



COVID-19 PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS DUE AUGUST 2020

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'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

Township Assessor
Pamela Kende, Assessor:
P: 708.366.2787
E: assessor@riverforesttownship.org
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River Forest Township is open for appeals with the Cook County Assessor. River Forest is set to close its appeal period March 19th. Appeals may be filed on-line at the Cook County Assessor's website: CookCountyAssessor.com. We can assist you in finding comparable properties. If you would like an appeal packet, please you may call our office at 708-366-2787. Please leave your name, address and phone number twice. Please speak slowly and clearly and have patience during this very busy time.


The Township Assessor serves as the local liaison with the Cook County Assessor office. The River Forest Township Assessor's Office acts as a tax payer advocate for local residents in the Cook County property tax system. With almost 1.8 million parcels in Cook County, assessments are determined triennially through a mass appraisal system by the Cook County Assessor. Our goal is to educate our taxpayers and to provide assistance and as they navigate the Cook County residential property system. The Township Assessor's Office provides a multitude of services related to residential properties including:

  • Assessed valuation complaints or appeals with the Cook County Assessor and Cook County Board of Review
  • Exemption applications
  • Property characteristic descriptions
  • Seminars on property assessments during appeal periods
  • Name and address changes on property tax bills

Press Releases

Release date: April 14, 2020
Cook County Assessor's Office Announces Changes to Assessments and Appeals Due to COVID-19

Release date: February 2020
River Forest Township Assessor: Triennial Property Assessments Notices Coming in the US Postal Mail Soon

Release date: February 2020
SURVIVING SPOUSE TAX ABATEMENT

Release date: January 16, 2020
NEW TAX LAW ELIMINATES PAPERWORK FOR SOME SENIORS

Release date: January 16, 2020
SENIOR CITIZENS SEEKING TAX RELIEF CAN DEFER UP TO $5,000 IN PROPERTY TAXES THIS YEAR

Release date: September 24, 2020
ATTENTION: 60,000 HOMEOWNERS SHOULD UPDATE THEIR MAILING ADDRESS AT COOKCOUNTYTREASURER.COM


































 
   
 
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