CHICAGO, Dec. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prepayments of next year's First Installment property tax bill have soared to $407.8 million, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today.
Nearly 64,000 homeowners have already prepaid their taxes this month. In comparison, 1,775 homeowners made prepayments totaling $14.4 million in 2016.
On Saturday, December 30, 2017, taxpayers can pay in person at their nearby Chase branch bank. Check the hours of your local branch at Chase.com.
On New Year's Eve, December 31, the Office of the Cook County Treasurer, 118 N. Clark St., will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After that, taxpayers can drop their payments in the mail slot outside the door to Room 112. Payments left before midnight will be posted as paid on December 31, 2017.
To prepay, taxpayers must have their 14-digit Property Index Number (PIN). They can use their property address to look up their PIN on cookcountytreasurer.com.
Here's how to prepay:
- Online—Go to cookcountytreasurer.com and select "Prepay Your 2017 Taxes." You can use your bank account or credit card to pay
- Download your bill—You can print a copy of your prepayment bill by choosing "Download Your Bill" on the homepage and entering your PIN or property address
- By mail—Send the prepayment bill and your payment to: Cook County Treasurer PO Box 805436 Chicago, IL 60680-4115
- In person—Submit the prepayment bill and payment at a Chase branch bank or the Treasurer's Office, 118 N. Clark St., Room 112, Chicago
SOURCE Cook County Treasurer's Office