Monthly Archives: November 2008

How to check exemptions on Cook Co. Real Estate Taxes

The exemptions on Cook Co. real estate taxes used to be :

1. Homeowner’s exemption;

2. Senior citizen exemption;

3. Senior Freeze.

We just got four more exemptions (disabled, disabled veteran, Long-Term Occupant and Returning Veteran). It used to be hard to understand, now it’s impossible!

If you are considering buying a property in Cook Co. you should know what exemptions are on the property, so that you get the correct tax credit. The easiest way to do this is to look at a copy of the second installment tax bill. Unfortunately, the Cook County Treasurer does not break down the exemptions on their website.

The next best way to check the exemptions is to use the Cook County Assessor’s website. Here is how to do it.exempt