Deadline to Apply for Property Tax Exemptions is August 26, 2022

  • August 19, 2022
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Northfield Township Assessor Alida E. Nally, CIAO, wants to inform residents that Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that Friday, August 26, 2022 is the deadline for homeowners to apply for their 2021 property tax exemptions. 

From the Cook County Assessor’s Office: 

“My goal is to ensure that homeowners receive all the money-saving exemptions to which they are entitled,” Assessor Kaegi said. “Homeowners can visit our website to apply online for exemptions they may be eligible to receive or check the status of their auto-renewed exemptions for this year.”

Assessor Kaegi sent notices in April to hundreds of thousands of households notifying them that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois legislature has allowed for the automatic renewal of many exemptions. For most property owners there is no need to reapply. State law requires an audit of auto-renewed exemptions. Any households selected for audit were mailed forms that allow them to re-verify their exemptions online or by mail.

The following exemptions will automatically renew for homeowners who received them last year (tax year 2020) and remained eligible this year (tax year 2021).

  • Homeowner Exemption (annual auto-renewal)
  • Senior Exemption (annual auto-renewal)
  • Senior Freeze Exemption (2021 auto-renewal)
  • Persons with Disabilities Exemption (2021 auto-renewal)
  • Veterans with Disabilities Exemption (2021 auto-renewal)

Please Note: Longtime and Returning Veterans Exemptions will not auto-renew this year.

To explain the recent changes and improvements to the exemption application process, the Assessor’s Office will host a Virtual Workshop on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Representatives from the Assessor’s Office will explain how homeowners can check which exemptions are already applied to their property and how to apply online if needed.

Resources for Homeowners:

  • Apply for exemptions:

    cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions

  • Check to see which exemptions have been applied: 

    cookcountyassessor.com/address-search#address

  • Upcoming virtual workshops and assistance: 

    cookcountyassessor.com/event-list

If you need assistance with applying for exemptions or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.