You must re-apply for the Senior, Senior Freeze and Long-Time Occupant (if eligible) exemptions every year by policy of the Cook County Assessor’s office.

Exemptions Forms (list from Assessor’s website)

For those eligible for Long-Time Occupant exemption, the Assessor’s new policy is to mail the applications directly to property owners. If you did not receive this application in the mail but feel you are eligible (or want to find out why you were not considered eligible), call the the Cook County Assessor’s office directly at 312-443-7550.

For additional questions and assistance on property tax issues contact:

And two guides (developed by Cook County Commissioner Gainer’s Office)