Cook County Property Tax Exemptions

Property Tax Exemptions.

If you own and live in a home, townhome, or condominium unit for which you pay property taxes, you can apply for an exemption that will lower the assessed value of your property, and more than likely your total property tax bill. Click here for further information about exemptions and links to the required forms.

Updates effective in 2020

Those who received the Homeowner and/or Senior Exemptions in 2019 and did not change residency, will automatically continue to receive both exemptions and do not need to re-apply. Prior recipients of the Senior Exemption will receive a postcard in the mail about their exemption status in January.

Please note: A new law this year allows for the automatic renewal of the Senior Exemption for taxpayers who received the exemption last year (2018 Tax Year).

Newly qualified seniors or those who do not currently receive the Senior Exemption can now submit applications which are due by February 13, 2020.

Those who received the Senior Freeze Exemption or other exemptions last year will receive a renewal application in the mail.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exemptions, read the 2020 FAQs here.

For more detailed information about your exemption history, have your pin or property address available to enter on the County Assessor’s website.  Click here, where you’ll also find out about all exemptions offered by the County Assessor’s office.