Susan Moylan Krey

Do You Trust the Mail? If Not, Bring Your Senior and/or Senior Freeze Applications to Maine Township.
On January 11, 2016, Cook County Assessor mailed the Senior and Senior Freeze applications to anyone who has previously applied. If you are a Maine Township resident and don’t feel comfortable mailing in your Senior and/or Senior Freeze application to the Cook County Assessor’s office in Chicago, we are happy to accept the applications at Maine Township Town Hall. We will make a copy for your record and hand deliver the original document to the Cook County Assessor’s Office.

Were you Born in 1950?
If this is your first time applying, born in 1950 or prior, for the Senior Exemption you will need to bring your driver’s license or State ID and your last real estate tax bill to the Maine Township Town Hall. If your household income is less than $55,000 you may be eligible to apply for the Senior Freeze. You will need to bring your 2014 Federal Income Tax Return and/or proof of any income earned in tax year 2014. We will assist you in completing the application.

Three Cheers for...Changes to the Disabled Veterans’ Exemption for 2015 Property Tax Bill
Finally, a new law will provide veterans with a service connected disability, as certified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, with a greater tax savings. The revised law provides that for taxable years 2015 and thereafter: veterans with 30%-49% service connected disability are eligible for a $2,500 annual exemption in equalized assessed value (EAV), veterans with 50%-69% disability are eligible for a $5,000 annual exemption in EAV, and veterans with 70% or more disability are completely exempt from property taxation. This year, the property market value cannot exceed more than $917,330 (based on an EAV of $250,000.) Applications should be available at the Maine Township Assessor’s office mid-February.
The main role of the Assessor's office is to serve our residents. The Assessor's office is open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday. This office is your liaison to the Cook County Assessor's office. The Cook County Assessor is responsible for estimating the value of your property, which determines your assessed valuation. This assessed valuation does determine the overall share of taxes you will pay.
Residential Property Tax Exemptions
There are four common types of residential property tax exemptions: Homeowner's Exemption, Homestead (Senior) Exemption, Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze, Homestead Improvement Exemption. Learn more...

Appealing Your Assessment
If you believe your assessed valuation is too high, you can file an appeal, and have the Cook County Assessor reassess your property. Our office will help you in filing your appeal. You do not need an attorney. Learn more...

Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. Learn more...
Important Telephone Numbers
Maine Township Assessor: 847-297-2510
Cook County Assessor: 312-603-5300
Cook County Board of Review: 312-603-5542
Cook County Clerk: 312-603-5656
Cook County Treasurer: 312-603-5100
Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board: 217-782-6076
Cook County Recorder of Deeds: 312-603-5050
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