1st installment tax bill were mailed. If you haven't received your tax bill we can help you receive a duplicate tax bill. This bill is 55% of the total amount of taxes you paid in the previous year. All exemptions and changes to your 2018 assessment will be taken into account on your 2nd installment tax bill that usually comes out in July.
We are assisting seniors with their Senior Exemptions. All seniors must file for their Senior Exemptions every year. They have extended the deadline for filing your exemption. If you would like help completing your forms please call us at 366-2787 for an appointment during the week or our walk-in hours are Thursday from 10 - noon. For new homeowners we are able to assist you with the home owner exemption paperwork.
The Township Assessor serves as the local liaison with the Cook County Assessor office. The River Forest Township Assessor's Office acts as a tax payer advocate for local residents in the Cook County property tax system. With almost 1.8 million parcels in Cook County, assessments are determined triennially through a mass appraisal system by the Cook County Assessor. Our goal is to educate our taxpayers and to provide assistance and as they navigate the Cook County residential property system.
The Township Assessor's Office provides a multitude of services related to residential properties including:
- Assessed valuation complaints or appeals with the Cook County Assessor and Cook County Board of Review
- Exemption applications
- Property characteristic descriptions
- Seminars on property assessments during appeal periods
- Name and address changes on property tax bills
APPLICATIONS FOR SENIOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS MAILED; ALL SENIORS MUST APPLY TO RENEW THEIR EXEMPTIONS
SENIOR CITIZENS SEEKING TAX RELIEF CAN DEFER UP TO $5,000 IN PROPERTY TAXES THIS YEAR