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P: 708.366.2787
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Our part-time office is open. We are here to assist you. You may call our office at 708-366-2787. Please leave your name, address, phone number twice, and concern or email us at: [email protected]. Walk in appointments are not available at this time.

Board of Review is Open for 2022 Assessment Appeals.

The Board of Review is now open for appeals until December 27th 2022. The River Forest Township Assessor office is available to assist residential taxpayers with their appeals. If you have received a positive appeal result in the past two years it may not be necessary to appeal. If you would like an appeal packet, please contact our office via email: [email protected] or call 708-366-2787.

2nd Installment Property Tax bills due 12/30/2022

2021 Second Installment Property Tax bills payable in 2022 have been posted to the Cook County Treasurer's Office website. Taxpayers are able to view, pay and print out a copy of their property tax bills. The Cook County Treasurer anticipates mailing the paper bills in late November. The Second Installment is due December 30, 2022.

Second Installment property tax bills include property tax exemptions calculated by the Cook County Assessor and local tax rates calculated by the Cook County Clerk. Please review these bills to ensure your exemptions are correctly posted. If you do not see your exemptions, please contact us.

Additionally, this bill contains information about how your property taxes are calculated and where your property tax dollars go. This is important information for you to review!

Payment Due December 30, 2022

Click here to easily view, download, print, or pay your property tax bill.

We will do our best to keep our taxpayers abreast of any changes as the property tax year unfolds. Watch for announcements from the Assessor on River Forest Township's Assessor's website. Taxpayers with concerns or questions about their property taxes are encouraged to contact the River Forest Township Assessor's office any time. Get the latest information and important updates sent directly to your inbox via Constant Contact. Sign up today!

2022 Property Tax Cycle Begins

The new year introduces the start of a new property tax cycle. The timing of things this year will be slightly different, however, we will continue to have appeal sessions with the Cook County Assessor and the Board of Review. Exemption applications will be processed, tax levies will be determined by taxing bodies and 2021 property tax bills should be calculated, sent and due all before the end of 2022.

Most Property Tax Exemptions will Automatically Renew

In response to COVID-19, The Cook County Assessor’s Office will continue the automatic renewal of the Senior Freeze, Veterans with Disabilities, and Persons with Disabilities Exemptions; the Homeowner and Senior Exemptions will continue to auto-renew every year.

If a homeowner received any of these five exemptions last year (tax year 2020), they do not need to reapply this year (tax year 2021).

To verify which exemptions were received last year, homeowners can visit the Cook County Property Tax Portal at cookcountypropertyinfo.com, enter their PIN and look under the exemption tab.

Additionally, homeowners will receive a postcard or letter in March 2022 confirming which exemptions will be automatically renewed.

For those first time applicants, the 2021 tax year exemption filing period will begin in early March 2022. Homeowner are encouraged to file online. To learn more about property tax exemptions and eligibility, visit cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions.

The Cook County Treasurer has made it available to pay one's 2021's first installment tax bill early. If you choose to make your payment early, follow this link and https://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/setsearchparameters.aspx

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: December 1, 2022
Cook County property tax analysis: Latino wards see dramatic increases; new state law, reassessments and controversial TIF funds result in higher taxes for most property owners

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

Release date: January 16, 2020

Release date: January 16, 2020

Release date: September 24, 2020

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