Tom Rueckert

2013 Sunset Relief Exemption
Beginning this year, the northern suburbs of Cook County will no longer be eligible to receive the 7 percent Expanded Homeowner Exemption (EHE). As a result of this exemption phasing out, the Illinois General Assembly is offering a one year sunset provision in this law. This law may allow some homeowners an additional exemption savings of $5,000 in equalized assessed value on their 2013 tax bill (payable in 2014). To qualify for this one-time additional 2013 exemption savings, the property owner must have:
  • A total household income of less than $30,000 for income tax year 2012
  • Not receive a Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Exemption or a Long Time Exemption in the taxable year 2013 (second-installment bills paid in 2014)
If you feel you meet these criteria, please bring your 2012 Federal Income Tax to the Maine Township office and we will assist you in completing the application. The due date to return this application is April 2, 2014.
The main role of the Assessor's office is to serve our residents. 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
Maine Township