Second installment of property tax bill delayed for Cook County
Cook County second installment property tax bills for tax year 2020 will be mailed during the last week of July.
Typically, second installments are mailed the last week of June. The county has also delayed the due date to Sept. 1. All penalties for late payment will be waived until Oct. 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Property taxes are paid in two installments," says Township of Schaumburg Assessor John R. Lawson. "Pandemic-related issues slowed the processing of appeals, which delayed the mailing. Thankfully, the county extended the payment deadline."
Taxpayers should review the second installment tax bills for their homeowner, senior citizen or other exemptions and any successful assessment appeals filed in 2020. The exemptions and successful appeals will appear on second installment bills, along with any changes in the tax levies of local governments, including the "Cook County Assessor's COVID Adjustment," which was issued in December.
Residents can find information concerning bill payment at cookcountytreasurer.com. Payment options are:
• Online at cookcountytreasurer.com with a checking or savings account.
• At 400 Chase Bank locations in Illinois.
• By mail in an enclosed return envelope postmarked no later than Sept. 1, 2021.
• Mortgage escrow (taxpayers should confirm payment with their mortgage-paying firm).
Due to the pandemic, mailing and due dates are subject to change. To receive updated information, sign up for the Assessor's Office eNewsletter at schaumburgtownship.org and follow Schaumburg Township on social media.