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Senior Citizen Tax Exemption

Just a quick note to help seniors keep your taxes low.  If you have a family member, friend, or neighbor who is a senior please share this Senior Citizen Exemption information.   

Download the exemption form here.  

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You must be 65 years of age or older during the tax year for which you are applying;
  2. You must either own the property or have a lease or contract which makes you responsible for the real estate taxes; and
  3. The property must be your principal residence. If you have moved or plan to move in the future, you may be entitled to a prorated Senior Citizen Exemption, based on the time of occupancy.

To apply for a prorated Senior Citizen Exemption you must submit:

  • A Senior Citizen Exemption Application Form
  • A closing or settlement statement
  • Copy of a recent property tax bill
  • Copy of proof of age and residency

Questions about the exemption? Call the Cook County Assessor's  taxpayer services department: (312) 443-7550. 

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