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01/18/2023
Treasurer's Office
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas sending more than $47 million in automatic refunds to homeowners
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01/04/2023
Treasurer's Office
First Installment Cook County property taxes due date pushed to April 3
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12/27/2022
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Cook County property taxes due by December 30
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12/12/2022
Treasurer's Office
Pappas and ABC 7 Chicago to host Our Homes Matter: Holiday Phone Bank December 14
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12/01/2022
Treasurer's Office
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
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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 received 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.