Making Cook County Property Tax Payments By Mail or In Person
The due date for the Tax Year 2016 First Installment is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
The due date for the Tax Year 2015 Second Installment was Monday, August 1, 2016.
Click here for Payment Instructions for Tax Year 2015 Delinquencies.
Submitting Payments By Mail
ATTENTION: TO AVOID REFUSAL/REJECTION OF PAYMENTS AND LATE PAYMENT STATUTORY INTEREST, individual payments of Cook County property taxes submitted by mail must abide by the following requirements:
Your canceled check is your receipt. Within a week, verify that your check cleared with your bank. You may verify the posting of your tax payment at this website by clicking on "payment status" and entering the 14-digit PIN and security code provided.
Please note that only payments mailed through the United States Postal Service in envelopes bearing a United States Postal Service postmark (not postage meter) will be recorded as paid on the date the payment was mailed. By contrast, payments sent by private carriers, such as FedEx, UPS, etc., will be recorded as paid on the date the payment is received by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office, not the date the payment was mailed.
Mailed payments may be returned if they lack adequate information for processing, such as the PIN, the original payment coupon, and the identity of the person(s) or entity submitting the payment. Payments issued by foreign banks or foreign bank accounts cannot be processed and will be returned. If a payment is returned, additional statutory interest may accrue.
It is recommended that companies intending to make numerous individual payments, and needing duplicate bills in order to do so, utilize our TPA Program. Please see the TPA site at http://tpa.cookcountytreasurer.com/ for additional information.
Submitting Payments In Person
Submit your original payment coupon and payment for any current tax bill issued by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office at any of the nearly 400 Chase Bank locations in Illinois. You may also submit your payment through a participating community bank. You must have an account at the community bank.
It's simple and easy!
- Visit the bank and bring your entire original tax bill.
- Pay by direct debit from your checking or savings account.
- You will receive a receipt.
- Payments will be accepted year-round.
For all tax bills issued by the Cook County Clerk’s Office (open item and forfeiture redemption), please submit your original delinquent tax bill with payment directly to the Treasurer’s Office at 118 N. Clark, Room 112, Chicago, IL 60602. Chase Bank will not accept payment of open item, forfeiture redemption, or tax sale redemption bills.