Property Tax Assistance Available for Cook County Seniors

Posted on 01/27/20

Are you a senior citizen struggling to pay your Cook County property taxes? If so, there is a program in place to assist you with paying those taxes. If your annual household income is $55,000 or less you can apply to the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program for loans to cover property tax payments. To qualify, homeowners must be at least 65 years old by June 1 of the year in which the application is made.

To apply:
· Download the application from
· Submit the completed application and copies of the required documents to the Treasurer’s Office
· The deadline is March 1, 2020. Applications after that date cannot be accepted
· The First Installment for Tax Year 2019 is due March 3, 2020
· Homeowners must reapply every year
· Maximum loan is $5000 per year

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