Susan Moylan Krey

Deadline Extended for Senior Citizen Exemptions
Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that the deadline for both the Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze Exemptions have been extended until Friday, February 27 so that all eligible seniors may take advantage of these important money saving exemptions. Assessor Krey advises residents that the Senior Freeze application no longer requires a notary.

2014 Senior and Freeze Exemption Applications Mailed
It is hard to believe that another year has passed and we are going to begin the 2014 Exemption Application process. The Cook County Assessor has mailed the 2014 Senior and Freeze Exemption applications. Due to a revision in state law, all seniors are required to file annually in order to receive this exemption. The Senior Freeze Exemption is dependent on income and must also be applied for annually. Seniors that do not qualify for the Freeze must still sign and mail back the front page of the Senior Application. This will enroll them for the Senior Exemption only. If nothing is mailed back, all exemptions will be removed from the Second Installment of the 2014 Property Tax bill. The application(s) must be completed by February 4, 2015. If you did not receive the application in the mail, you can download the form from or come to the Maine Township Assessor's office.
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
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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