Taxpayers can now see their First Installment Cook County property tax bills online at, Treasurer Maria Pappas’ office announced in a statement released Dec. 3. 

The First Installment payment for 2020 is 55 percent of the previous year’s total tax bill and is due March 2, 2021. Last week, Pappas explained, the Cook County Board of Commissioners waived late fees through May 3, 2021. 

“People need more time to pay,” Pappas stated. “That’s the bottom line. By posting the bills to my website now, property owners can start thinking about how to pay their bills for 2021, which is going rot be a hard year for many, many people.” 

If Cook County property owners do not pay their property taxes by May 3, 2021, the county will charge 1.5 percent a month, which is mandated by state law. 

Taxpayers can download their tax bills or make payments at by going through the following steps, Pappas explained: 

  • Select the blue box labeled ‘Pay Online for Free’
  • Enter your address or 14-digit Property Index Number (PIN) 
  • There is no fee if you pay from your bank account 

Taxpayers can also visit the treasurer’s website, in order to search if they’re eligible for refunds and property tax exemptions. They can also read the treasurer’s 20-year study of Cook County property taxes on the site.