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10/26/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: See your property tax bill grow over 20 years at cookcountytreasurer.com
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09/29/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Nearly quarter million property owners must pay $1 billion in Cook County property taxes by October 1 to avoid late fees
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09/09/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Check your mortgage account if you refinanced this year. My office returned a record $51.2 million in property tax overpayments
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09/08/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Are you one of the 8,500 homeowners getting an automatic refund? Find out at cookcountytreasurer.com
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08/03/2020
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Worried about how to pay your Cook County property taxes today? You can stop worrying!
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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.