Cook County Treasurer's Office - 1/26/2015
The latest property tax bills show local government debt and have a due date of Tuesday, March 3, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today.
Pappas said taxpayers can pay online at cookcountytreasurer.com, and noted that county offices will be closed on Monday, March 2, for Casimir Pulaski Day.
Property owners can pay:
- Online at cookcountytreasurer.com, from a checking or savings account
- At nearly 400 Chase Bank locations in Illinois (Chase will be open on Pulaski Day)
- From an account at some 200 participating community banks
- By mail with a U.S. postmark no later than March 3, 2015
Payments received or postmarked after March 3 will be charged 1.5 percent monthly. Partial payments are accepted. Taxpayers must reference their 14-digit Property Index Number (PIN) located at the top of each tax bill for all payments and must write their PIN on the face of each payment check.
Pappas said the First Installment bills for tax year 2014 now being mailed show every unit of government (taxing district) that has levied a tax on a home or other real property. The information listed is:
- Money Owed by Your Taxing Districts
- Pension and Healthcare Amounts Promised by Your Taxing Districts
- Amount of Pension and Healthcare Shortage
- Percentage of Pension and Healthcare Costs Taxing Districts Can Pay
“Taxpayers have a right to know how much debt is owed by the governments that tax them,” Pappas said, adding that further financial information was on her office’s website at cookcountytreasurer.com.