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08/03/2018
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Automatic Refunds of $19.5 Million Going to 53,000 Homeowners because of Property Tax Cuts
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06/25/2018
Treasurer's Office
31,000 Senior Citizens Could Save Money Now with Property Tax Exemptions
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06/21/2018
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: Your Cook County Property Tax Bill is Online Two Weeks Early
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04/19/2018
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: 39,100 Property Owners Must Pay Delinquent Taxes to Avoid Sale
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03/22/2018
Treasurer's Office
Pappas: $94 Million in Property Tax Refunds Available on New Website
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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.