We're here...for property tax inquires.
Township Assessor
Pamela Kende, Assessor:
P: 708.366.2787
E: assessor@riverforesttownship.org
assessor faq
assessor property tax bills
assessor exemptions
assessor appeals
assessor cook county links
assessor cook county links

Exemptions

Cook County Assessor - www.CookCountyAssessor.com

This site provides information about the Cook County Assessor's Office, which is responsible for assessing all properties in Cook County. You can use this site to look up the assessment and characteristics of your property as well as the other 1.8 million parcels of property in the county. This information can be used for appealing your properties assessed value online. It also contains information regarding property tax exemptions qualifications.

HOMEOWNERS EXEMPTION

Property must be owner occupied on January 1, of the year one claims the exemption.

You will need to have a State of Illinois issued ID or Driver's License issued in the previous year with your current home address.

If you do not have a State of Illinois ID or Driver's License with proper address and year, you may use a land line phone bill dated in the proper year or have an affidavit form stating knowledge of when you purchased and moved in.


SENIOR CITIZEN EXEMPTION

All Homeowner Exemption requirements and

Age requirement is 65 in the tax year. In other words, apply in the year you turn 66 years.

This exemption must be renewed yearly, typically in February.


SENIOR FREEZE EXEMPTION

All Senior Citizen Exemption requirements and

Property must have been owner occupied and used as the principal residence.

The total household income must be less than $65,000. This includes all Social Security income received including Medicare benefits.

Household Income is calculated from the Income Tax Returns or, if you do not file income tax returns, with proof of income (pensions, Social Security, interest, dividends, unemployment, etc)

Total household income includes all the income for everyone that lives in the home.


DISABLED PERSONS EXEMPTION

All Homeowner Exemption requirements and

Homeowner must be disabled or become disabled during the tax year.

Receive Social Security Disability. You must provide the award letter indicating the date the disability was granted for.

Have a completed PTAX-343-A form signed by your doctor to be approved by Cook County. This form is available in our office or online at www.cookcountyassessor.com.


DISABLED VETERAN AND RETURNING VETERAN EXEMPTIONS

A property tax exemption for disabled veterans allows more disabled veteran's greater tax savings than was the case in prior years. Under the new law, the most severely wounded veterans will not pay any property taxes at all.

All veterans who receive the Disabled Veterans Exemption are entitled to property tax savings. A new law in 2016 allows veterans of the US Armed Forces who were severely wounded while serving their country and who are at least 70% disabled complete exemption from property taxes.

Eligibility rules and tax savings: To qualify for the Disabled Veterans Exemption, a property must be owned and occupied by a disabled veteran, and the veteran must have a disability that is connected to military service. The law requires that the service-connected disability be certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, which determines the extent of a veteran's disability.

The level of reduced property tax is dependent on the percentage of medically certified disability.


































 
   
 
River Forest Township - 8020 West Madison St - River Forest, Il 60305 - Ph 708.366.2029

Website Development & Hosting by Venacity
Website Design by Little Jack Marketing
Copyright © River Forest Township