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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 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

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



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