There is still time to apply for your property tax rebate from the City of Chicago.  The City has extended the deadline to apply in person at any of the over 20 neighborhood locations to Friday, December 30, 2016.  

The City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program provides property tax relief through a City-funded rebate. The program is available to homeowners citywide, and it is easy to apply at any of the over 20 neighborhood locations. The program includes a standard rebate for qualifying homeowners, a senior supplement for eligible senior homeowners, and an enhanced grant for homeowners experiencing significant hardship.

The most common rebate is the standard rebate which provides qualifying Chicago homeowners with a rebate between $25 and $200, based on the increase in the City’s portion of their most recent property tax bill and their household income.  Eligibility requirements, include:

  •     Own your home;
  •     Household adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less;
  •     City portion of property tax bill increased on the most recent bill over the previous year’s bill;
  •     All Chicago property tax bills paid; and
  •     Do not have City debt (i.e. parking tickets). In cases where City debt is owed, rebate can be applied to the debt.

Along with the standard rebate, a senior supplement of $150 is available to qualifying long-time senior homeowners.  Additionally, eligible homeowners – including non-seniors—with significant hardship can apply for additional property tax relief through the enhanced grant.

In order to apply, homeowners must complete an application in person at any of the neighborhood locations.  When applying, homeowners must bring:

  •    A current photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID, or Passport),
  •   2015 Income Tax Returns or Social Security Award Letter, and
  •    2nd Installment of most recent property tax bill.

Please note that additional documentation is required for the senior supplement and enhanced grant. Information on the senior supplement and enhanced grant is available online at www.cityofchicago.org/chicagopropertytaxrebate.