This week, the Cook County Assessor's Office mailed out the 2017 Senior Exemption Form to seniors who qualified for this exemption prior to last year. If the 2017 assessment year is the first time you qualify - having turned 65 at any point 2017 - you can download the form by clicking HERE. The Cook County Treasurer's Office now has applications for the The Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program. Senior citizens seeking property tax relief may defer up to $5,000 in property taxes this year. To see if you qualify, visit the Cook County Treasurer's Office website.
As a reminder, in order to qualify for any exemption, the property must be used as your primary place of residence. Recent adjustments to several common exemptions have been made effective for the 2017 tax year. The adjustments will be reflected on the second installment of your 2017 bill which will arrive on or about July 1, 2018.