Am I In A TIF?
Here’s the quickest way to find out.
(1) You need to know the PIN (Property Index Number) for the property. This is a unique Social Security-like number for every property in Cook County.
(2) If you don’t know your PIN, you can look it by entering your address at the Cook County Assessor’s Office web site.
(3) Enter the PIN here – at the Cook County Clerk’s web site. If you are in a TIF, this will tell you which one and what percentage of your property taxes are being extracted by that TIF. Prepared to be surprised.
To find out what ward you live in (in Chicago), go to this page on the Chicago City Clerk’s web site.