Assessor Patricia K. Damisch
Northfield Township Assessor
Patricia K. Damisch CIAO
2013 Board of Review Appeals
Result letters to homeowners who appealed the 2013 assessed value of their propoerty, without using an attorney, were mailed on Friday, March 14th. All other letters were mailed on Monday, March 17th.
2014 Exemption and Tax Bill Information
Exemption applications for tax year 2013 were mailed in early January. Remember, all senior citizens must file annually for the senior exemption and if they qualify, for the senior freeze.
The first installment tax bills were mailed February 1, 2014 and are due March 4, 2014. The amount due is 55% of whatever the property was billed in 2013. Exemptions are given on the second installment bill which will be mailed July 1st.
Cook County will begin to actively search for property owners who are claiming exemptions on more than one property. It is illegal to have an exemption in Illinois if you already take an exemption on a property in another state. This includes all homeowner exemptions such as the senior, senior freeze, disabled person, disabled veteran and long time occupant exemptions.
All of the recovered money will go to the local taxing bodies. The interest due will go to Cook County and the penalties charged will be given to the Cook County Assessor's office to run the fraud program.
Property Tax Information Website
In early April 2012, Cook County unveiled a one-stop property tax information website enabling residents to access more information than ever before at one location. The new property tax portal, accessed at www.cookcountypropertyinfo.com combines information from various county offices into one unified site, allowing residents access to a streamlined process to handle all their property tax issues. Taxpayers will no longer need to visit up to six county offices to piece together the record on their properties-that information is now all found on the Property Tax Portal.
Residents are able to access information on assessment appeals to the Board of Review; ownership and liens from the Recorder of Deeds; payments and refunds from the Treasurer; valuation, exemptions and appeals from the Assessor; prior bill statuses, delinquencies and Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIF) information from the Clerk and a plethora of other helpful information.
The site also includes a link that explains how property taxes work with an easy to understand flow chart. Another feature is that taxpayers may conduct a search by Taxing District name to view debt disclosures and /or download any financial statement uploaded by a particular agency.