Property Tax Exemption Required Documents for Local Government Ownership

  • Board of Review Real Estate Exemption Complaint

 

 

  • Affidavit of Use
    • Notarized and dated statement signed by a government official detailing the specific activity by the owner and any lessees that took place on the property during the year
    • Specify street address and all Permanent Index Number (P.I.N.s) that form the property

 

 

  • Recorded Proof of Ownership
    • Deed, Title Insurance Policy, Contract for Deed and Proof of Current Installment Payments, Memorandum of Contract or Lease
    • If you acquired parts of your property on different dates or if parcels are not beside each other, file separate applications for each parcel
    • Cook County Recorder of Deeds

 

  • Leases
    • Required when anyone other than the owner used the property

 

  • Current Tax Bill for Each Parcel
    • Cook County Treasurer

 

  • Original Photographs
    • Including the interior and exterior of all buildings

 

  • Plat of Survey

 

  • Hand Drawn Floor Plans
    • Showing use and approximate dimensions of each room in the building

 

  • Registered Mail Notification to Affected Municipalities, School Districts and Community College Districts
    • Copies of letters and U.S. Postal Service receipts
    • Required only if property’s assessed value is more than $100,000