• Scott Waguespack

Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program, Application Deadline is March 1

The Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program is a loan that helps seniors defer paying their property taxes to a later date.


Applications are available at the Cook County Treasurer’s Office and at cookcountytreasurer.com through the March 1 application deadline.


The application package includes:

  • Cook County Treasurer Letter and Information

  • Form IL-1017 Application for Deferral of Real Estate/Special

  • Assessment Taxes for Tax Year 2020

  • Form IL-1018 Real Estate/Special Assessment Tax Deferral and Recovery Agreement for Tax Year 2020

  • Illinois Department of Revenue Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program Brochure

Last day to file is March 1 of the year the taxes otherwise would be paid. State law forbids extensions of time. Print the applications, follow all instructions, and mail them to:


Attn: Senior Deferral Department

118 N. Clark Street Room 112

Chicago, IL 60602


If you have a question, visit cookcountytreasurer.com and select “Contact Us by Email” or call 312.443.5100.