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06/30/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Cook County Property Tax Bills Are in the Mail. Take until October 1 to Pay.
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06/17/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: See Your New Property Tax Bill at cookcountytreasurer.com
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06/10/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Taxpayers now have more time to pay delinquent Cook County property taxes
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05/21/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas Gratified as Cook County Board Approves Penalty Waivers on Second Installment Property Tax Bill
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03/24/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Auction of delinquent Cook County property taxes postponed indefinitely
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The Property Tax System
1. PROPERTY TAX BASE
The Assessor assesses all real estate located throughout the County and establishes a fair market value for each property.
2. APPEALS
Appeals are accepted and decisions reached on changes to a property’s assessment, classification, or exemptions.
3. PROPERTY TAX RATES
The Clerk determines the tax rates based on the levy ordinances passed by taxing agencies and applies the rates to the assessments recieved for the Assessor to determine the amount of property tax owed.
4. BILLING AND PAYMENT
The Treasurer mails out property tax bills and collects the money.
5. FUNDING OF LOCAL TAXING AUTHORITIES
The Treasurer distributes the money to over 2200 local taxing agencies, including the County, cities, schools and special districts.