Property Taxes

The Cook County Clerk's office maintains delinquent tax records, tax maps & information regarding TIF districts.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

Due to COVID-19 EMERGENCY ORDERS, we have limited public access to the Real Estate And Tax Services Division. ROOM 434 WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON WEDNESDAYS.
 

Real Estate and Tax Services Division is fully operational with access to the public at minimum capacity during work hours. To schedule an appointment, select APPOINTMENTS below.

We are accepting redemption payments by mail.

We are accepting tax buyer postings by email, select TAXBUYER POSTINGS below.   

You may find respective order forms under our Tax Redemption or Tax Map Department webpages below. 

For more information, please select either Taxpayer, Taxbuyer, or Taxing District icons below for additional information.

For Questions:

Taxpayers and Taxbuyers should email [email protected] with your PIN number. 

Taxing Districts should email [email protected].

Please continue to check our website for further updates.

APPOINTMENTS

TAXPAYER      TAXING DISTRICT

TAXBUYER TAKE NOTICES

TAXBUYER NOTICES OF EXTENSIONS

TAXBUYER POSTINGS-NON STEPS

TAXBUYER POSTINGS-STEPS PAYMENTS    

TAXBUYER TAX DEED SERVICES

MAPS-PLATS

TAXBUYER WEEKLY REPORTS & PAYOUTS

If your unpaid taxes have been sold, the Clerk's office can provide you with an Estimate of the Cost of Redemption.

The Clerk's Tax Extension Unit is responsible for calculating property tax rates for all local taxing districts in Cook County. 

Use your Property Index Number (PIN) to see if your property has any sold, forfeited or open taxes.

Search past Tax Agency Reports that reflect the data used to calculate the tax rates for local taxing districts.

Reports, tools & information on TIF districts - a tool that a city can use to generate money for development in a specific area using taxpayer funds.

The Cook County Clerk’s office produces a plethora of maps pertaining to elections and taxing districts. All of our available maps are posted here as PDFs.

The Map Department maintains records of taxing district boundaries to provide the basis for property tax calculations done for tax extensions.

A PIN, or property index number, is a unique 14-digit number that represents a parcel of land for taxation purposes.

An overview of the Illinois Property Tax system operating in Cook County.

Frequently asked tax-related questions and a glossary of tax terms to know in order to understand your taxes.