Cook County Assessor's Office

Cook County Assessor's Office Through fairness, ethics and transparency, the Assessor's Office is responsible for setting values f Our public service responsibilities, however, are not limited to setting property values.

In addition to working with other government agencies to stimulate economic development, job creation and the construction of affordable housing, we also seek to help county residents better understand the assessment process and take advantage of money-saving exemptions the office provides.

Operating as usual

"In its recent story about property tax exemptions, the Sun-Times focuses on salacious details and obscures the ways the...
12/27/2021
Reporting on property tax breaks obscures the full story of assessor’s office reforms: Kaegi

"In its recent story about property tax exemptions, the Sun-Times focuses on salacious details and obscures the ways the Cook County assessor’s office is addressing the larger problem.

I have made transparency a hallmark of my office because of the favoritism of the past. Our office is running more efficiently and fairly than before. Our dedicated public servants deserve praise for these achievements, not sensationalized reporting that suggests otherwise.

Since I took office, our erroneous exemptions department has forced more than 9,800 properties to pay back $15 million for tax breaks they did not deserve. The nine cases in the Sun-Times story, most of which predate my administration, should not obscure this basic fact."

Read Assessor Kaegi's full letter to the editor in the Chicago Sun-Times:

When the Sun-Times reported that some people received tax breaks they shouldn’t have, it didn’t fully explain how our process addresses this problem and how the changes my administration enacted are making a difference for taxpayers.

Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday.
12/26/2021

Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁 Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday.

From everyone at the Cook County Assessor's Office, we’d like to wish you a joyous holiday season and above all, we wish...
12/23/2021

From everyone at the Cook County Assessor's Office, we’d like to wish you a joyous holiday season and above all, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy new year.

As a reminder our offices will be closed on the following dates in observance of Christmas Day and New Year's:
Friday, December 24, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021

www.cookcountyassessor.com

From everyone at the Cook County Assessor's Office, we’d like to wish you a joyous holiday season and above all, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy new year.

As a reminder our offices will be closed on the following dates in observance of Christmas Day and New Year's:
Friday, December 24, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021

www.cookcountyassessor.com

12/22/2021
Receive Property Tax Assistance: Hyde Park Township

Join us for a virtual workshop to learn about recent reassessments in Hyde Park Township.
-Understand your reassessment notice
-How to determine if an appeal should be filed
-Learn how to file for missing exemptions
-Participate in live Q&A session

Read the latest newsletter from the Assessor's Office!Happy Holidays, Final Reassessments in Chicago & Upcoming Events.....
12/22/2021
Happy Holidays, Final Reassessments in Chicago & Upcoming Events

Read the latest newsletter from the Assessor's Office!
Happy Holidays, Final Reassessments in Chicago & Upcoming Events...

Happy Holidays, Final Reassessments in Chicago & Upcoming Events Cook County sent this bulletin at 12/22/2021 03:47 PM CST View as a webpage / Share Cook County Assessor's Office December 22, 2021 Happy Holidays from the Assessor's Office From everyone at the Cook County Assessor's Office, we’d li...

📣We're hiring! Check out the new job opportunity available at the Assessor's Office. Click the link below for more infor...
12/17/2021

📣We're hiring! Check out the new job opportunity available at the Assessor's Office. Click the link below for more information.
⏺Director of Learning and Development
Click the link 👇 below for more information.
www.cookcountyassessor.com/job-opportunities

📣We're hiring! Check out the new job opportunity available at the Assessor's Office. Click the link below for more information.
⏺Director of Learning and Development
Click the link 👇 below for more information.
www.cookcountyassessor.com/job-opportunities

Hyde Park is the last of Chicago’s 8 townships to be reassessed in 2021. It contains approximately 48,400 single-family ...
12/16/2021

Hyde Park is the last of Chicago’s 8 townships to be reassessed in 2021. It contains approximately 48,400 single-family homes, 15,800 multi-family units, 13,700 condo units, 2,170 commercial apts, 11 hotels, 147 large office buildings, 340 industrial buildings, and 204 shopping centers. Read the full Residential and Commercial Valuation Reports here: www.cookcountyassessor.com/hyde-park-valuation-reports-2021

Hyde Park is the last of Chicago’s 8 townships to be reassessed in 2021. It contains approximately 48,400 single-family homes, 15,800 multi-family units, 13,700 condo units, 2,170 commercial apts, 11 hotels, 147 large office buildings, 340 industrial buildings, and 204 shopping centers. Read the full Residential and Commercial Valuation Reports here: www.cookcountyassessor.com/hyde-park-valuation-reports-2021

12/16/2021
Receive Property Tax Assistance

Join us live on Facebook and YouTube for a virtual workshop to learn about recent reassessments in Lake View Township.
-Understand your reassessment notice
-How to determine if an appeal should be filed
-Learn how to file for missing exemptions
-Participate in live Q&A session

We’re with @commissioneranaya and @greatersouthwest today presenting our residential and commercial property owner tax a...
12/03/2021

We’re with @commissioneranaya and @greatersouthwest today presenting our residential and commercial property owner tax appeal workshop.

🚨Don’t forget the appeal deadline for Lake Township is Monday, December 6.🚨

Visit our website to learn more about the reassessment of Lake Township and how to appeal. Link in bio.

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Estamos con @commissioneranaya y @greatersouthwest hoy presentando nuestro taller de apelación de impuestos para propiedades residenciales y comerciales.

🚨No olvide que la fecha límite de apelación para Lake Township es el lunes 6 de diciembre.🚨

Obtenga más info en nuestra página web. Link en bio.

Thank you to Precious Blood Ministry Of Reconciliation and The Resurrection Project for co-hosting a property tax appeal...
12/02/2021

Thank you to Precious Blood Ministry Of Reconciliation and The Resurrection Project for co-hosting a property tax appeal workshop with us yesterday.

If you missed the event, visit our website to attend an upcoming workshop or check out our virtual webinar with Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago: https://youtu.be/7Lj-9HhHG3s

REMINDER: The deadline to appeal for Lake Township is December 6 and Lake View Township is December 23.

https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/
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Gracias a Precious Blood Ministry Of Reconciliation y The Resurrection Project por organizar con nosotros un taller de apelación de impuestos sobre la propiedad.

Si se perdió el evento, visite nuestra pagina web para asistir a nuestro próximo evento o vea nuestro seminario virtual con Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago: https://youtu.be/7Lj-9HhHG3s

La fecha límite para apelar en Lake Township es el 6 de diciembre y Lake View Township es el 23 de diciembre.

https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/

12/01/2021
Understand the Property Assessments in Lake Township

Please join NHS-Chicago and the Cook County Assessor's Office for a virtual workshop on understanding how the property tax system works in Cook County. Participants will learn about the following.
- Understand your Reassessment Notice
- How to file for missing exemptions
- Learn about the appeal process

Assessor Fritz Kaegi joined #CookCounty officials in today’s tree lighting ceremony with a performance by @meritmusic’s ...
11/30/2021

Assessor Fritz Kaegi joined #CookCounty officials in today’s tree lighting ceremony with a performance by @meritmusic’s Jazz Combo & The Bone Rangers.

We heard they are huge fans of a certain movie. 🎬 Check out our Instagram story for their visit to our office.

Lake View is 1 of Chicago’s 8 townships to be reassessed in 2021. It contains approximately 12,100 single-family homes, ...
11/26/2021

Lake View is 1 of Chicago’s 8 townships to be reassessed in 2021. It contains approximately 12,100 single-family homes, 10,800 multi-family units, 59,700 condo units, 1,967 commercial apts, 12 hotels, 218 large apts, 144 industrial buildings, and 358 shopping centers. Read the full Residential and Commercial Valuation Reports here: https://tinyurl.com/3a5vmmm9

Lake View is 1 of Chicago’s 8 townships to be reassessed in 2021. It contains approximately 12,100 single-family homes, 10,800 multi-family units, 59,700 condo units, 1,967 commercial apts, 12 hotels, 218 large apts, 144 industrial buildings, and 358 shopping centers. Read the full Residential and Commercial Valuation Reports here: https://tinyurl.com/3a5vmmm9

Happy Thanksgiving, Cook County! Please note: Our offices are closed today and will resume normal business hours on Frid...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving, Cook County!

Please note: Our offices are closed today and will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 26th.

https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/

Happy Thanksgiving, Cook County!

Please note: Our offices are closed today and will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 26th.

https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/

We had a great conversation yesterday with Hanover Township commercial property owners. Resources for business owners ar...
11/19/2021

We had a great conversation yesterday with Hanover Township commercial property owners.
Resources for business owners are always available on our website at https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/business-owners

Our thanks to Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi for coming to the Township tonight for a meeting with commercial property owners. Lots of great questions asked on assessments, appeals and property information.

Thanks also to Village of Bartlett - Illinois, Village of Hanover Park, Village of Streamwood, Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison, and the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce for helping to promote.

Cook County Assessor's Office

Wishing our boss, Assessor Fritz Kaegi, a very happy 50th birthday! 🎉🧁🥳
11/17/2021

Wishing our boss, Assessor Fritz Kaegi, a very happy 50th birthday! 🎉🧁🥳

On #VeteransDay we honor all those who courageously fought for our country. Thank you to the American Legion POST #1017 ...
11/11/2021

On #VeteransDay we honor all those who courageously fought for our country. Thank you to the American Legion POST #1017 for continuing acts of public service in #LittleVillage and for hosting the Veterans Day Ceremony.

In honor of Veterans Day, read about the, "5 Things Every Veteran Homeowner Should Know." Learn about property tax savin...
11/11/2021
5 Things EVERY Veteran Homeowner Should Know

In honor of Veterans Day, read about the, "5 Things Every Veteran Homeowner Should Know." Learn about property tax savings, down-payment-assistance programs, and more!

➡As a reminder, Cook County Government offices will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day.

Property tax savings, down-payment-assistance programs, and more

Reminder: Our office is closed tomorrow, November 11 for #VeteransDay. Are you or someone you know a Veteran? Learn abou...
11/10/2021
Property Tax Savings for Veterans from the Assessor’s Office | Cook County Assessor's Office

Reminder: Our office is closed tomorrow, November 11 for #VeteransDay.

Are you or someone you know a Veteran? Learn about property tax savings for Veterans offered by our office.

In honor of Veterans Day, the Cook County Assessor’s Office (Assessor’s Office) would like to express gratitude to those who have served our nation. In administering property-tax-saving exemptions for over 8,500 veteran families this year, we hope to honor their sacrifices. The Assessor’s Offi...

This morning our office joined Cook County Board Commissioner Alma E. Anaya  to honor veterans in the 7th district. To a...
11/10/2021

This morning our office joined Cook County Board Commissioner Alma E. Anaya to honor veterans in the 7th district.

To all veterans of all branches, thank you for your service.

Don’t forget to visit our website for information on property tax savings available for veterans.

#ThankYouVeterans

Property owners in Lake Township have been mailed Reassessment Notices. Access the Residential and Commercial Valuation ...
11/09/2021

Property owners in Lake Township have been mailed Reassessment Notices. Access the Residential and Commercial Valuation Reports below to better understand the reassessments. The map below shows averages of our model’s estimated 2021 values of all single-family properties in Lake Township.
Access Reports: https://tinyurl.com/pxujxf2d

Property owners in Lake Township have been mailed Reassessment Notices. Access the Residential and Commercial Valuation Reports below to better understand the reassessments. The map below shows averages of our model’s estimated 2021 values of all single-family properties in Lake Township.
Access Reports: https://tinyurl.com/pxujxf2d

In this edition: Property tax savings for Veterans, upcoming Veterans Day events, and introducing the new Cook County Di...
11/09/2021
Assessor's Office: Special Veterans Day Edition

In this edition: Property tax savings for Veterans, upcoming Veterans Day events, and introducing the new Cook County Director of Veteran Affairs

Assessor's Office: Special Veterans Day Edition Cook County sent this bulletin at 11/09/2021 02:48 PM CST View as a webpage / Share Cook County Assessor's Office November 9, 2021 Property Tax Savings for Veterans In honor of Veterans Day, the Assessor’s Office would like to express gratitude to th...

Wishing a happy #Diwali to all who celebrate!
11/04/2021

Wishing a happy #Diwali to all who celebrate!

Wishing a happy #Diwali to all who celebrate!

As we celebrate veterans this month, Assessor Kaegi spoke to the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce at the Rhine VFW Pos...
11/04/2021

As we celebrate veterans this month, Assessor Kaegi spoke to the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce at the Rhine VFW Post 2729. They discussed the upcoming assessments in Lake Township, the concerns of business owners, and the office’s efforts to improve the data it collects on commercial properties in Chicago’s neighborhoods.

We’re here to help. Visit our website to find a workshop and property tax info session near you.

11/02/2021

En #DiaDeLosMuertos recordamos a los que ya no están con nosotros en vida. Los empleados de nuestra oficina celebran hoy la vida de sus seres queridos.

¿a quién recuerdas en esta fecha?

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On #DiaDeLosMuertos we remember those who are no longer with us in life. Today our office employees celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

Who do you remember on this day?

“Since Kaegi started assessing properties in the county in 2019, landlords have groused that he’s unfairly targeting the...
11/02/2021
Are Fritz Kaegi's assessments too high or too low?

“Since Kaegi started assessing properties in the county in 2019, landlords have groused that he’s unfairly targeting them with big assessment increases. But a Crain’s analysis...suggests otherwise.”

Read the full Crain's Chicago Business article:

Landlords say the Cook County assessor is unfairly targeting them with big hikes. An analysis of recent appraisal data on Chicago buildings suggests otherwise.

If you are a homeowner over the age of 65, you may be eligible for the Senior and Senior Freeze Exemptions. Learn more a...
10/31/2021

If you are a homeowner over the age of 65, you may be eligible for the Senior and Senior Freeze Exemptions. Learn more about these property tax savings here: www.cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions. 🎃👻🏠 #trunkortreat #Halloween2021

If you are a homeowner over the age of 65, you may be eligible for the Senior and Senior Freeze Exemptions. Learn more about these property tax savings here: www.cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions. 🎃👻🏠 #trunkortreat #Halloween2021

The number 1 thing to do as a property owner in #CookCounty is to make sure you have the Homeowner Exemption. #thing1 #h...
10/31/2021

The number 1 thing to do as a property owner in #CookCounty is to make sure you have the Homeowner Exemption. #thing1 #halloween #trunkortreat 🎃🏠👻

The number 1 thing to do as a property owner in #CookCounty is to make sure you have the Homeowner Exemption. #thing1 #halloween #trunkortreat 🎃🏠👻

🎃Afraid of missing property tax savings? Homeowners can still apply for Certificates of Error to receive missing exempti...
10/31/2021

🎃Afraid of missing property tax savings?
Homeowners can still apply for Certificates of Error to receive missing exemptions from previous property tax bills. Download our spooky brochure that explains the process. https://tinyurl.com/ewjk4n3u
#HappyHalloween from the Assessor's Office!

🎃Afraid of missing property tax savings?
Homeowners can still apply for Certificates of Error to receive missing exemptions from previous property tax bills. Download our spooky brochure that explains the process. https://tinyurl.com/ewjk4n3u
#HappyHalloween from the Assessor's Office!

📍The data for non-triennial assessments in Stickney is not available on the website or data subscription at this time. H...
10/22/2021

📍The data for non-triennial assessments in Stickney is not available on the website or data subscription at this time. However, the data is available in the SmartFile appeals system meaning that appeals can still be filed at this time. An extension of the deadline for Stickney will be announced as soon as the problem is resolved.

📍The data for non-triennial assessments in Stickney is not available on the website or data subscription at this time. However, the data is available in the SmartFile appeals system meaning that appeals can still be filed at this time. An extension of the deadline for Stickney will be announced as soon as the problem is resolved.

#ICYMI Our Chief Data Officer, Samantha H. Simpson, was in today's Government Technology News Illinois Digital Governmen...
10/21/2021

#ICYMI Our Chief Data Officer, Samantha H. Simpson, was in today's Government Technology News Illinois Digital Government Summit. She shared her thoughts on data assets:

“If we all have a healthy repository with trusted data assets it will become increasingly faster to deploy data-driven solutions. Our agencies can collaborate on processing structured and unstructured data with incredible speed and fidelity."

#ICYMI Our Chief Data Officer, Samantha H. Simpson, was in today's Government Technology News Illinois Digital Government Summit. She shared her thoughts on data assets:

“If we all have a healthy repository with trusted data assets it will become increasingly faster to deploy data-driven solutions. Our agencies can collaborate on processing structured and unstructured data with incredible speed and fidelity."

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