Residents Reminded to Check Second Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions
Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios alerted taxpayers that they should carefully check their second-installment tax bills, which recently arrived in Evanston mailboxes, to ensure they receive all the money-saving exemptions to which they are entitled.
“It’s critical that all eligible homeowners review their tax bills to ensure their exemptions appear on their bills,” Assessor Berrios explained. “If an exemption does not appear and time permits, taxpayers may contact my office to receive adjusted bills.”
Eligible homeowners who believe they are missing exemptions may download exemption Certificate of Error forms by visiting the Assessor’s Web site at www.cookcountyassessor.com or by contacting the office at 312/443-7550 to request a form be mailed to them. Evanston residents can also contact the Evanston Township Assessor's Office at 847/332-2465. It is best if you make appointment. The office is located at 846 Dodge, Evanston at the southwest corner of Main St. and Dodge Ave. The office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Can I do anything to reduce my current tax bill?
If you are eligible for a homeowner, senior citizen or other exemption but did not receive one, the Township Assessor’s Office can assist you in obtaining a revised bill for a smaller amount. If you have received all exemptions for which you are eligible, you likely will not be able to do anything about your current bill.
Can I do anything to reduce future tax bills?
Later this summer, the Cook County Assessor or Cook County Board of Review will be accepting appeals from Evanston Township residents for next year’s taxes. After August 6, residents may call Evanston Township for help in preparing an appeal.