information provided by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office
COOK COUNTY, Ill. (April 23, 2018) – Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas urged about 39,500 property owners to pay their delinquent bills immediately to prevent their unpaid taxes from being offered at the Annual Tax Sale that starts Friday, May 4, 2018.
About 6,600 owners are most vulnerable to the Tax Sale in part because the U.S. Postal Service has returned their bills and subsequent notices.
Owners can use cookcountytreasurer.com to see if their taxes are delinquent for Tax Year 2016 (originally due in 2017). To ensure that payments are recorded before the Tax Sale begins, owners can choose from these options:
- Pay at a Chase branch until April 28 with a certified check, cashier’s check, money order or cash. Personal checks are not accepted
- Pay at cookcountytreasurer.com by 11:59pm on April 30, 2018
- Pay at the Treasurer’s Office, 118 N. Clark St., Room 112, Chicago, Illinois, until the day before the sale
A complete list of properties with delinquent taxes to be offered at the Tax Sale is updated weekly and published at cookcountytreasurer.com. It can be downloaded in PDF and spreadsheet formats.
If your home is on the Tax Sale list, but a lender is supposed to pay the taxes, contact your lender immediately to request proof of payment. Submit that proof to the Treasurer’s Office.
If the taxes on your home have already been sold, you can avoid a loss of your property by paying the taxes, interest, and fees to the Cook County Clerk.