Cook County Treasurer

Employer / Organization

Cook County

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 27, 2022


The Cook County Treasurer oversees the county’s property tax collection and distribution system, and is responsible for the administration of taxes, including the collection and distribution of funds. The county treasurer must also maintain an investment strategy for public funds that is that provides a return on investments but is not risky. The Cook County Treasurer must receive and safely keep the revenues and other public funds of the County and all money and funds authorized by law to be paid to her and disburse the same pursuant to law. The Cook County Treasurer must file regular reports with the President of the County Board to summarize the financial status of their office, and the treasurer is also responsible for overseeing the process of refunds for overpayment of taxes.

Application Guidelines
To run for this position you must contact the County Clerk's Elections Division in which you reside, or the Illinois State Board of Elections. Be aware that the filing window is typically only one week long, however the period for circulating petitions for signatures and preparing your paperwork is much longer (typically 90 days). If you are considering running, contact the County Clerk as soon as possible to verify that you are eligible to run for this position, and to clarify the requirements for running (petition signatures, filing fees, etc.) The County Clerks and the State Board of Elections are the administrators for the elections and their purpose is to help voters and candidates, so contact them as soon as possible. Additionally, please use the weblink to the Candidate Guide provided by the State of Illinois on this page.

Submit application to:
Cook County Clerk-Elections, 69 W. Washington, Chicago, IL, 60602, US