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Assessor-Property Tax News

Posted on: January 21, 2020


Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi has revised the property tax exemptions renewal process for seniors. The deadline for filing timely so that senior exemptions are included on your 2019 Second Installment Tax Bill is February 13. Senior citizen homeowners who received the Senior Exemption LAST year should have receive a post card from the County Assessor’s office notifying you that BOTH your Homeowner and Senior Citizen Exemptions have been automatically renewed. If you fall into this category and have not receive a postcard, we recommend that you file 2019 Homeowner’s and Senior Citizen Exemption applications. Note: “applications” – two separate forms have replaced the combined form.

If you filed for the Senior Freeze Exemption for 2018, you should also have received a small booklet entitled “’Senior Freeze’ Exemption Renewal For Tax Year 2019,” which includes the 2019 application which you should complete and file. If you have not receive the booklet, we recommend you complete and file the 2019 application for the Senior Freeze Exemption.

The 2019 forms are now available on the County Assessor’s website ( In addition, you may obtain the forms and/or assistance in completing them at the New Trier Township Assessor’s office, 739 Elm St., Winnetka. The Assessor’s office phone number is 847.446.8200. Deputy Assesor Len Shifflett’s email address is, and mine is Other exemptions, such as Disability and Veterans Disability Exemptions, still require annual renewal; the County Assessor will be sending those forms over the next several weeks.

Jan Churchwell

New Trier Township Assessor

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