Sunset Relief Exemption application to be mailed out in March

March 2015 - The Cook County Assessor will be sending out Sunset Relief Exemption applications to Stickney Township homeowners beginning in March.  This exemption is available for one year only (Tax Year 2014).

To qualify for this additional exemption savings, the property owner must have:

  • Not received a Senior Freeze or Long-Time Occupant exemption in Tax Year 2014 (payable on the 2015 second installment)
  • A total household income of less than $30,000 for income tax year 2013

Contact the Stickney Township Assessor's Office for more information.

2014 First Installment Tax Bills mailed out

February 2015 - The County Treasurer's Office has mailed out Tax Year 2104 First Installment property tax bills to all property owners in Cook County.  The due date for First Installment tax bills is Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

First Installment tax bills are 55% of the previous year's total property tax bill.  All exemptions and any changes in assessed value are calculated into Second Installment tax bills.

Contact the Stickney Township Assessor's Office with any questions regarding your property tax bill.

Tax Year 2014 Exemption applications now available

January 2015 - Homeowner, Senior Citizen, and Senior Freeze Exemption applications for Tax Year 2014 are now available.

Taxpayers born in 1949 will be eligible for the Senior Citizen exemption.  Taxpayers born in 1949 and who have a household  income under $55,000 will be eligible for the Senior Freeze exemption.

Taxpayers can visit the Cook County Assessor's website to print their own applications or contact the Stickney Township Assessor's Office for more information.


Tax Year 2014 Decision Letters

January 2015 - The Stickney Township Assessor's Office anticipates that the Cook County Board of Review will mail out decision letters for Tax Year 2014 appeals by mid-January.

Any reduction in assessed value will be calculated on the second installment property tax bill.

Contact the Stickney Township Assessor's Office for more information.

New assessment software for Assessor's Office

December 2014 - The Stickney Township Assessor's Office has recently acquired a new software program.  The Assessor Information Manager (AIM) system allows the Assessor's Office to process assessment, building permit, and sales data more efficiently.

The program can quickly determine whether an assessment for a given property is uniform to similar properties.  It also can identify comparable properties to support a lack of uniformity claim.

The AIM system also processes building permits in half the time of our previous procedures by allowing us to enter data into one program instead of two.

And finally, the new software now lets us process sales data into a digital format - allowing the Assessor's Office to organize the data into useful information for all taxpayers.