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Renewing Your Exemptions

March 10, 2022

Orange graphic with the words auto renewal and arrowsSome time in early March 2022, the updated property exemption forms will be available on the Cook County Assessor’s website for all homeowners looking to renew the exemptions that they continue to qualify for. Due to Covid-19, the Cook County Assessor’s Office with continue to automatically renew the following exemptions:

  • Homeowner Exemption

  • Senior Exemption

  • Senior Freeze Exemption

  • Persons with Disabilities Exemption

  • Veterans with Disabilities Exemption

If a homeowner received any of the above listed exemptions on last year’s 2nd installment property tax bill, it is not necessary to reapply this year. The exemptions will roll over onto this year’s tax bill. But, you must double-check that the exemptions are applied when you receive your 2nd installment property tax bill this year. If the exemptions were mistakenly not applied, then the Assessor’s Office will assist you in getting a refund.

If you would like to verify which exemptions you received last year, go to and enter your property’s PIN number (located at the top of your property tax bill). You will see the exemptions you received for the last four years under the heading “Exemptions.” If you have more than one PIN number for your property, typically, the exemptions will be applied to only one PIN number.

When SB 685 was passed into law by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker, the automatic renewal of certain exemptions was approved for another year.

Homeowners will be mailed a postcard or letter some time in March 2022, confirming which exemptions will be automatically renewed.

It is important to note that if you are applying for your exemptions for the very first time, you will need to fill out the proper exemption forms by going to and selecting the “Exemptions” dropdown menu and selecting the exemption that you qualify for. You can fill the form out online or download a form to print, fill out and mail to the Assessor’s Office.