Property Taxes

Real Estate and Tax Services Division is fully operational with limited public access - by appointment only.

As of May 5, 2020, the Clerk is accepting redemption payments by mail.

As of May 5, 2020, the Clerk is accepting tax buyer postings by email, see TAXBUYER POSTINGS below.   

All of our services are now being provided via mail.  You may find the order forms under our Tax Redemption webpage below or Tax Map Department webpage below. 

To schedule an appointment, see APPOINTMENTS below.

For more information regarding our services, please choose one of the icons below if you are a Taxpayer, Taxbuyer, or Taxing District requiring additional information.

Taxpayers and Taxbuyers who have tax redemption questions and/or concerns should email tax.redemption@cookcountyil.gov with your PIN number. 

Taxing Districts who have property tax extension or district portal questions and/or concerns should email tax.extension@cookcountyil.gov.

Please continue to check our website for further updates.

APPOINTMENTS

TAXPAYER      TAXING DISTRICT

TAXBUYER TAKE NOTICES

TAXBUYER NOTICES OF EXTENSIONS

TAXBUYER POSTINGS-NON STEPS

TAXBUYER POSTINGS-STEPS PAYMENTS    

TAXBUYER TAX DEED SERVICES

If your unpaid taxes have been sold, the Clerk's office can provide you with an Estimate of the Cost of Redemption.

The Clerk's Tax Extension Unit is responsible for calculating property tax rates for all local taxing districts in Cook County. 

Use your Property Index Number (PIN) to see if your property has any sold, forfeited or open taxes.

Search past Tax Agency Reports that reflect the data used to calculate the tax rates for local taxing districts.

Reports, tools & information on TIF districts - a tool that a city can use to generate money for development in a specific area using taxpayer funds.

The Cook County Clerk’s office produces a plethora of maps pertaining to elections and taxing districts. All of our available maps are posted here as PDFs.

The Map Department maintains records of taxing district boundaries to provide the basis for property tax calculations done for tax extensions.

A PIN, or property index number, is a unique 14-digit number that represents a parcel of land for taxation purposes.

An overview of the Illinois Property Tax system operating in Cook County.

Frequently asked tax-related questions and a glossary of tax terms to know in order to understand your taxes.