Department of Revenue
low-level alert: AMENDMENT TO UNIFORM PENALTIES, INTEREST AND PROCEDURES ORDINANCE
low-level alert: COOK COUNTY TAXPAYER PORTAL LIVE!
NEW 11/8/2021 – Firearm and Firearm Ammunition Tax Collection Requirement: Please visit the Firearm and Firearm Ammunition Tax webpage for collection information.
Per Executive Order 2020-3, issued by President Preckwinkle, to protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, essential functions of government will continue while protecting the public and our workforce through a reduction of the footprint in the County Building.
Starting March 18, 2020 and until further notice, we are operating at reduced capacity in the office. To make any tax, fine or fee payments, please pay online (where available) or by US Mail. We will continue to service our taxpayers, but with limited availability. If you have any further questions, please call us at (312) 603-6961 (limited staff) and/or please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Staff will be working to respond to all email inquiries.
The business community and residents of Cook County are facing many challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In an effort to alleviate some of the financial burden at this time of great uncertainty, the Department of Revenue is providing taxpayer relief in multiple areas. Please click HERE to see the complete listing of our relief items.
The Cook County Department of Revenue is taking measures to support businesses in Cook County who are experiencing a slowdown or financial operational issues during this time of great uncertainty. We are offering various relief options including extension requests. If any individual or business needs additional time to file Home Rule Taxes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a filing extension.
To efficiently administer and equitably enforce compliance with Cook County Home Rule taxes while providing courteous and professional service to the public. To process Cook County fines, fees, and license applications in an accurate and timely Manner.
About the Department
The Department of Revenue collects and processes approximately $460,000,000.00 per year, and continues in its efforts to increase tax compliance and collections, along with providing efficient service to our customers through well-informed and skilled personnel.
The Department of Revenue was established by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in December 1992. The Department collects Cook County home rule taxes and other fees, and administers and enforces such collections. The Department audits and maintains delinquent property tax records. The Department of Revenue also researches and proposes new revenue sources for the County.
Like most other governmental bodies with revenue departments, the Cook County Department of Revenue centralizes collection and administration duties previously held by three other Cook County Offices (Auditor, Treasurer and Comptroller), making services and collections efficient and convenient for the public.
Taxes and a variety of fees collected by the Cook County Department of Revenue are alcoholic beverages, amusement, cigarette, gasoline and diesel fuel, new motor vehicle, parking, use and wheel taxes, cable television franchise fees, health insurance, lost ID fee, IBID payments and off-track betting fees, as well as fees for Building and Zoning, Environmental Control and Real Estate Management. Additionally, the Department collects licensing fees.