Senior Tax Exemption Applications

Senior Citizen Exemption applications were recently mailed out by the Cook County Assessor’s office. These forms must be filed annually. To qualify for an exemption for the 2012 tax year, the property owner must meet these requirements:

  • Been born before year 1948
  • Owned the property, or have a lease or contract which makes them responsible for the real estate taxes, and
  • Used the property as a principal place of residence.

Eligible seniors can also apply for the Senior Freeze Exemption. To qualify for the Senior Freeze Exemption for the 2012 tax year, the property owner must meet these requirements:

  • Been born before year 1948
  • A total household income of $55,000 or less in 2011
  • Owned the property or had a legal, equitable or leasehold interest in the property on January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012
  • Used the property as a principal place of residence as of January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012
  • Been liable for the payment of 2011 and 2012 property taxes
Eligible seniors may visit the Assessor’s website at www.cookcountyassessor.com and download an application or contact the Assessor’s office and request a form be mailed to them by calling 312-443-7550.
Please remember that the applications have a due date of February 6th. If you would like our office to take your forms to the Cook County Assessor’s office for you, please bring them to the 32nd Ward Office by 3 p.m. on Monday, February 4th.

 

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