Property Tax Assistance

Assessor

Alida E. Nally, CIAO

alida.nally@northfieldtownship.com

About Northfield Township Assessor Alida Nally

As Northfield Township Assessor, my office acts as your property tax advocate and liaison with Cook County agencies to help ensure your property taxes are equitable. The Cook County Assessor is responsible for estimating the market value of your property for assessment purposes which, along with exemptions, helps determine your share of property taxes owed.

“My office is here to serve the property owners of Northfield Township. As a member of the community, it is a responsibility I care deeply about.”

Please Note: We encourage residents to make an appointment to ensure that Assessor Staff is available to assist them. Please call 847-724-8300 x 2 or email: propertytaxhelp@northfieldtownship.com to make an appointment.

Schedule a Property Tax Tune-Up

  • Is your property assessed equitably?
  • Are you getting all the property tax exemptions you qualify for?
  • What other property tax saving programs might be helpful?

Please contact Assessor Nally and her staff at: 847-724-8300 x2 or propertytaxhelp@northfieldtownship.com.

What’s Happening

Interest penalties slashed from 18% to 9% for homeowners who are late paying property tax bills

Historic reforms championed by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas are about to take effect as property owners face a March 1 due date for 2023 First Installment tax bills.

For those who are late paying their taxes due March 1, the interest rate penalty will drop from 18% a year to 9% a year. The monthly rate of interest charged on late taxes will fall from 1.5% to 0.75%.

Interest penalties slashed from 18% to 9% for homeowners who are late paying property tax bills

Historic reforms championed by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas are about to take effect as property owners face a March 1 due date for 2023 First Installment tax bills.

For those who are late paying their taxes due March 1, the interest rate penalty will drop from 18% a year to 9% a year. The monthly rate of interest charged on late taxes will fall from 1.5% to 0.75%.

Treasurer Pappas posts property tax bills online and gives taxpayers a preview of amounts due March 1

News from the Office of the Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas:

Cook County property owners have no need to wait for their next property tax bills to arrive in the mail to find out how much they will owe by the March 1 due date.

Taxpayers can visit cookcountytreasurer.com to view, download and prepay their First Installment 2023 property tax bills.

Treasurer Pappas posts property tax bills online and gives taxpayers a preview of amounts due March 1

News from the Office of the Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas:

Cook County property owners have no need to wait for their next property tax bills to arrive in the mail to find out how much they will owe by the March 1 due date.

Taxpayers can visit cookcountytreasurer.com to view, download and prepay their First Installment 2023 property tax bills.

Northfield Township Assessor Staff Available at GPL for Property Tax Assistance

Mark your calendars!

On Tuesday, June 25th, from 9:30-11:30 AM, Northfield Township staff will be in the Glenview Public Library lobby to answer your questions. Whether it’s about property tax assistance, emergency financial assistance programs, or other Township services, we’ve got you covered! Come meet our friendly Assessor staff and Case Workers—see you there!

Northfield Township Assessor Staff Available at GPL for Property Tax Assistance

Mark your calendars!

On Tuesday, June 25th, from 9:30-11:30 AM, Northfield Township staff will be in the Glenview Public Library lobby to answer your questions. Whether it’s about property tax assistance, emergency financial assistance programs, or other Township services, we’ve got you covered! Come meet our friendly Assessor staff and Case Workers—see you there!

Exemptions

The Cook County Assessor’s Office administers property tax exemptions that may contribute to lowering your property tax bill. These savings are reflected on the second-installment property tax bills.

For example, property tax savings for a Homeowner Exemption is calculated by multiplying the Homeowner Exemption amount of $10,000 by your annual local tax rate and a Senior Exemption by multiplying $8,000 by your local annual tax rate. These savings can add up!

For a complete list of exemptions, qualifications and to apply, visit: https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions

If you need additional assistance, my office is here to help.

Appeals

An appeal is intended to correct the accuracy of your property’s assessment. An increase (or decrease) in your home’s assessment does not lead to the same increase (or decrease) in your property taxes.

Cook County follows a triennial reassessment cycle, meaning that a determination of each property’s fair market value and corresponding assessed value occurs once every three years for assessment purposes. This new assessed value along with exemptions helps determine your share of property taxes owed.

Property owners have two annual 30-day windows to appeal their assessed value. Once with the Cook County Assessor, cookcountyassessor.com/appeals and then followed by the Cook County Board of Review, cookcountyboardofreview.com/appeals.

Further relief may be sought through the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) or the courts.

Here at Northfield Township, we can help review your assessment to be sure it is equitable and file an appeal if helpful.

Learn About Appeals

Property Tax Programs for Seniors

There are exemptions and programs available to help Senior Citizens with their property taxes.

  • Senior Citizen Exemption must be 65 or older and be your primary residence. This exemption reduces your tax bill by $8,000 x current tax rate each year. https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions
  • Senior Freeze Exemption must be 65 or older, be your primary residence and have gross household income of $65,00 or less. This exemption “freezes” holds steady your assessed value not your property tax bill. https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions
  • Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral is a tax-relief program that works like a loan. It allows qualified seniors to defer up to $7,500 per tax year on their primary residence. The loan is from the State of Illinois and is paid back when the property is sold, or upon the death of the participant. Participant must be 65 or older, be your primary residence and have gross household income of $65,000 of less. For more information and additional requirements visit https://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/theseniorcitizenrealestatetaxdeferralprogram.aspx

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or assistance in applying for any of these programs.

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