Claim your free $50 to $200 from the City of Chicago (Really!)

The following information is provided as a courtesy to any interested and qualifying unit owner wishing to pursue a property tax rebate.

$35-million in parking meter proceeds from a reserve fund was set aside this year to give property owners a property tax rebate. Chicago property owners with yearly household incomes of less than $200,000 are eligible for $50 to $200 grants.

Information on the rebate is available at the city clerks website or by calling 312-742-5375.

The forms for filing for the rebate can be found at:

http://webapps.cityofchicago.org/PropertyTaxReliefWeb/resources/images/taxGrantForm_English.pdf

** Update: In the Apture window that pops open, click the curved arrow in the upper-right of the window to open the form in a separate window.

Homeowners who apply will receive a grant up to $200 based on their income and the size of their property tax increase.

This is a back-handed way of trying to alleviate the burden of the parking meter price increase for in-city residents.  Your Guide thinks that the city must be hoping nobody knows about this little benefit since information on this