|Every year thousands of Cook County residents have their unpaid taxes purchased by a tax buyer at the Annual Tax Sale. If property owners do not pay back their unpaid taxes within a two and half year window, they run the risk of losing their property to the tax buyer.
Make no mistake, this is a real issue which is impacting residents in our community. There are 3,490 property owners in the 7th Ward whose taxes are past due; 283 of these residents are senior citizens. 845 of these property owners may not know their taxes are delinquent because the office of the Cook County Treasurer does not have an up to date mailing address.
7th Ward, we need your help to protect property owners in our community. Please review the attached document from Maria Pappas’ office, which explains how to avoid the tax sale. Additionally, we have a list of every resident in the community with pastdue property taxes. You can stop by our office or call us directly to see if you are on the list and seek guidance for protecting your home.