To efficiently administer and enforce the collection of Cook County Home Rule and various other Cook County taxes and fees while providing courteous, professional service to the public. Also, to fairly and equitably enforce Tax Compliance accurately process revenue collections, and provide accurate and reliable information to Cook County taxpayers.
In November 2012, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed the County’s fiscal year 2013 budget. Per the budget, a few of the tax rates and fees that are administered by the Cook County Department of Revenue were changed. In addition, new taxes were also enacted as part of the budget, which the Department of Revenue will begin to administer in 2013. For more details please click here.
Ordinances that were enacted as per the FY2012 budget:
Please Note, these are the Amended Ordinances that have been approved and adopted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in November 2013, though have not been codified into the Cook County Code of Ordinances.
Vehicle owners in unincorporated Cook County, who do not receive an application in the mail, can either pick one up at their Township office, download one from the this site or call the Department of Revenue to have one mailed.
To purchase your sticker online, please click here.
To obtain a copy of the Gambling Machine Tax Registration Application, please click here.
For more information regarding the Gambling Machine Tax, please click here.
To obtain a copy of the Gambling Machine Tax Ordinance, please click here.
Effective April 1, 2013, as provided in Section 74-655, Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax Ordinance, a tax is imposed upon non-titled personal property purchased outside of the county when first used in the county. The tax shall be at the rate of 1.25% of the non-titled personal property’s value. Any person with a tax liability under this ordinance shall receive an annual tax credit for the first $3,500 in value (up to $43.75) of non-titled personal property purchased outside of and used in Cook County.
Every person (individual, corporation, limited liability corporation, organization, governmental, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association and any other legal entity) in Cook County who, in the course of business, acquires non-titled personal property which was purchased outside of the county and used in the county, is required to register with the Department in accordance with policies or procedures prescribed by the Department. You must register in order to receive your monthly tax returns. Registration can be done online only.
To obtain a copy of the Non-Titled Personal Property Self-Assessment form, please click below:
To obtain a copy of the Firearm Tax Ordinance, please click here.
Finance, Bureau of
118 N. Clark Street Room 1160