Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a few changes to the property tax process this spring.
Second Installment Late Fees Waived
Interest penalties for late payment of second-installment property tax bills due later this year will be delayed, giving property owners struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic more time to pay their bills without a late fee. The waiver would mean property owners would have until Oct. 1 to pay without facing a 1.5% interest penalty. Bills are normally due by Aug. 3.
2020 Property Tax Appeals Delayed
The 2020 property tax appeals dates were delayed and new dates were announced.
Palatine Township: May 5, 2020--Reassessment Notices Mailed | June 10, 2020--Last date to appeal
Wheeling Township: May 14, 2020--Reassessment Notices Mailed | June 19, 2020--Last date to appeal
Northfield Township: July 23, 2020--Reassessment Notices Mailed | August 28, 2020--Last date to appeal
Annual Tax Sale Postposed
Currently, the 2018 Annual Tax Sale for tax-delinquent properties has been postponed indefinitely. You can still pay any owed taxes and interest online at cookcountytreasurer.com or at a Chase bank or a local community bank. The Cook County Treasurers Office is currently closed to the public and you cannot currently pay your taxes in person. You can learn more about the property tax sale here.