Susan Moylan Krey
Assessor
Assessor

Paying Propety Taxes Early Could Reduce Federal Income Taxes
In recent weeks, there has been a dramatic increase in inquiries about paying Cook County property taxes early. According to Maine Township Assessor Susan Moylan Krey, the motivation for the increased interest in early tax payments is the change in federal tax law being considered by the US Congress. Federal law has long allowed Americans to reduce their taxable income by deducting the full amount of taxes paid to state and local governments. This includes deductions for the full amount of property taxes on homes, and for the full amount of income tax payments to states. The bill the U.S. Congress is considering, however, would limit the deduction for state and local taxes to $10,000 per year. Learn more...
                                                                                                                                             
The main role of the Assessor's office is to serve our residents. The Assessor's office is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 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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