Each year, Residents receiving the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze on their property taxes MUST complete and submit an application for 2018 to the Cook County Assessor’s Office. The 2018 applications were mailed by the Assessor January 4, 2019. If you do not receive an application in the mail, applications are available on the Assessor’s website for both the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze.
Here is a link to the Assessor’s website: http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Exemptions/Exemption-Forms.aspx.
If you turned 65 in 2018 you are eligible to apply for the Senior Citizen Exemption. Please complete the Senior Citizen Exemption form and provide the required documents detailed in the FAQ section (http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Exemptions/Exemption-Forms.aspx.) To qualify for the Senior Freeze exemption, you must have a total gross income in 2017 of no more than $65,000.
All completed applications must be submitted to the Assessor’s office no later than February 6, 2019.