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Posted on: August 3, 2020

2019 Final Property Tax Bill Installments

2019 Property Tax Installment Example

For many, the bill will be a tax increase from their 2018 bill.  Remember Cook County collects our 2019 taxes a year later in 2020.

The payment is due by August 3rd, but if you pay by October 1st there will be no interest or penalties added to the tax amount.  After October 1st, the taxes are subject to interests and penalties and the property could be sold at the tax sale.  For this reason, it is important to pay prior to October 1st.

At this time, they can’t appeal their assessment.  You can only review the bill for correctness and then pay the amount owed.  Correctness means did you get the proper exemptions and is your bill reflective of your fair share of taxes.

The first thing you should do is check to ensure your entitled exemptions are properly credited to you.  Exemptions are at the bottom left part of the of the second installment tax bill.

The key exemptions are:

  • Homeowner: you own the property and live there;

  • Senior Homeowner: you own the property, live there and one of the owners is 65 years or older; and

  • Senior Freeze; you own the property, live there, one of the owners was born in 1954 or before, your 2018 household income was $65,000 or less and you have filed a Senior Free application.

Options to Correct Tax Bill

If any of these exemptions are missing or if you see another error on your tax bill, please contact  the Assessor’s Office at 312-443-7550 or visit their website at To Stay Safe.  Get Tax Bill Help from Home.

Payment Options 

Once you are satisfied that your exemptions are correct, you can safely pay your bill to the Cook County Treasurer in one of the following ways:

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