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Pamela Kende, Assessor:
P: 708.366.2787
E: [email protected]
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Our part-time office is open. We are here to assist you. You may call our office at 708-366-2787. Please leave your name, address, phone number twice, and concern or email us at: [email protected]. Walk in appointments are not available at this time.
2021 Tax Year Exemption Applications

The 2021 tax year exemption filing period is now open.
Apply today at www.cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions

We are here to help with any questions or concerns. Do not hesitate to call or email us for assistance. (708)366-2787 or [email protected]

Property Tax bills due in 2022

Due to delays in the 2021 property tax cycle, it is likely the 2021 second installment property tax bills will not be due earlier than the final quarter of 2022.

We will do our best to keep our taxpayers abreast of any changes as the property tax year unfolds. Watch for announcements from the Assessor on River Forest Township's Assessor's website. Taxpayers with concerns or questions about their property taxes are encouraged to contact the River Forest Township Assessor's office any time. Get the latest information and important updates sent directly to your inbox via Constant Contact. Sign up today!

2022 Property Tax Cycle Begins

The new year introduces the start of a new property tax cycle. The timing of things this year will be slightly different, however, we will continue to have appeal sessions with the Cook County Assessor and the Board of Review. Exemption applications will be processed, tax levies will be determined by taxing bodies and 2021 property tax bills should be calculated, sent and due all before the end of 2022.



Most Property Tax Exemptions will Automatically Renew

In response to COVID-19, The Cook County Assessor’s Office will continue the automatic renewal of the Senior Freeze, Veterans with Disabilities, and Persons with Disabilities Exemptions; the Homeowner and Senior Exemptions will continue to auto-renew every year.

If a homeowner received any of these five exemptions last year (tax year 2020), they do not need to reapply this year (tax year 2021).

To verify which exemptions were received last year, homeowners can visit the Cook County Property Tax Portal at cookcountypropertyinfo.com, enter their PIN and look under the exemption tab.

Additionally, homeowners will receive a postcard or letter in March 2022 confirming which exemptions will be automatically renewed.

For those first time applicants, the 2021 tax year exemption filing period will begin in early March 2022. Homeowner are encouraged to file online. To learn more about property tax exemptions and eligibility, visit cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions.


The Cook County Treasurer has made it available to pay one's 2021's first installment tax bill early. If you choose to make your payment early, follow this link and https://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/setsearchparameters.aspx


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

Press Releases

Release date: April 14, 2020
Cook County Assessor's Office Announces Changes to Assessments and Appeals Due to COVID-19

Release date: February 2020
River Forest Township Assessor: Triennial Property Assessments Notices Coming in the US Postal Mail Soon

Release date: February 2020
SURVIVING SPOUSE TAX ABATEMENT

Release date: January 16, 2020
NEW TAX LAW ELIMINATES PAPERWORK FOR SOME SENIORS

Release date: January 16, 2020
SENIOR CITIZENS SEEKING TAX RELIEF CAN DEFER UP TO $5,000 IN PROPERTY TAXES THIS YEAR

Release date: September 24, 2020
ATTENTION: 60,000 HOMEOWNERS SHOULD UPDATE THEIR MAILING ADDRESS AT COOKCOUNTYTREASURER.COM


































 
   
 
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