Budget and Financial

The budget process begins in early summer when departments inform the Department of Budget and Management Services (DBMS) of their expected… Read More
Roadmap to Recovery: Cook County's American Rescue Plan Below is an overview of the recently developed Roadmap to Recovery: Cook County’s A… Read More
The County prepares an Annual Comprehensive Financial Report in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). GAAP requir… Read More
American Rescue Plan Act On March 11, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). ARP… Read More
Asset Marketing CommitteeThe Asset Marketing Committee was created by ordinance to create additional revenue or value from assets that are u… Read More
Audit Reports The following are reports issued from the County Auditor as well as Quarterly Open Recommendations reports: Read More
Following are links to archived Adopted and Executive Recommendation budget documents from prior fiscal years: Read More
Above is the annual timeline for the preparation and passage of the County's budget. Read More
Bureau of Finance ResourcesThe Cook County Bureau of Finance has instituted a number of new initiatives and deadlines amid the COVID-19 pand… Read More
American Rescue Plan President Biden recently signed a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP). The ARP is an ambitious initiative to stimu… Read More
Long Range Transportation Plan Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board are committed to strengt… Read More
Cook County General Obligation Bond Ratings Moody's Investors Service: A2 (Positive Outlook) Fitch Ratings: AA- (Stable Outlook) Standard… Read More
Census by the NumbersCook County has launched an online dashboard, Census by the Numbers, in English and Spanish. Read More
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Preckwinkle and all of Cook County Government have worked tirelessly to protect the healt… Read More
Property Tax Bridge Fund Cook County’s Property Tax Bridge Fund Program is making hundreds of millions of dollars in no interest loans avai… Read More
FY2023 Proposed Budget Amendments As part of the budget process, the County Board considers the budget carefully and may submi… Read More
FY2023 Budget Hearings Below you will find information provided in response to questions posed at budget hearings held recently to discuss… Read More
Cook County's financial policies have been developed to conform to Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and National Advisory Coun… Read More
Below are several Forms and Affidavits related to Doing Business with Procurement.  Read More
General Business License In order to effectively protect the public health, general welfare, and safety of the citizens of Cook County, bus… Read More
Home Rule Tax Web (mobile) application The Home Rule Tax Reward program rewards those individuals who report violations of the Cook County… Read More
Hotel Accommodations Tax Return  Please use the registration form to register for the Cook County Hotel Accommodations Tax (this form can a… Read More
The Independent Revenue Forecasting Commission was created by ordinance to develop and analyze the five-year consensus revenue forecast deve… Read More
  **Please visit our new investor website at CookCountyInvestorRelations.com where you can find additional helpful information related to t… Read More
Grants Overview The Cook County Justice Advisory Council (JAC) awards grants in the areas of Violence Prevention, Services for Returning Re… Read More
Non-Retailer Use TaxGeneral InformationAn ordinance imposing a tax on the non-retail sale or transfer of tangible property titled or registe… Read More
The official statements below provide detailed information about the outstanding bonds issued by the County. The full faith and credit of th… Read More
To View/Interact with the data for any of the sections below, either click on the header or reference the Related Links area on the right si… Read More
RafflesNo person, firm or corporation, shall conduct continuous raffle games in a permanent location or facility in unincorporated Cook Coun… Read More
Responses to Submitted Budget Questions The Department of Budget and Management Services strives to be accessible, transparent and responsi… Read More
An ordinance for a tax imposed county-wide upon all persons in Cook County engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property at… Read More
Board member contingency funds forms submitted for reimbursement approval to the Ethics Department. Read More
About SP and LC CitationsSheriff Police (SP) citations consist of two different violation types: Parking and Compliance.  Both notices are h… Read More
Set Targets - Achieve Results At Cook County, we are setting targets to achieve results. STAR is a partnership of the Board of Commissioner… Read More
The Department of Budget and Management Services strives to be accessible, transparent and responsive to all residents. Click the button bel… Read More
Cook County Sweetened Beverage TaxOn November 10, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax… Read More
Video Gaming Cook County now allows establishments licensed to sell alcohol for on-site consumption to install up to 6 video gaming termina… Read More
Voluntary Disclosure Program and Eligibility ProcessThe Cook County Department of Revenue is implementing a Voluntary Disclosure Program (Se… Read More