Orland Park is dispersing about $2.5 million through a property tax rebate, and the application process begins at 8 a.m. Monday.
The village has estimated if 19,000 property owners apply, the pay out will be about $131 each. Payments will be sent by mail and are expected to go out in March 2013.
The rebate first was given in 2003 and was cut in 2009. The village board will have to decide in a future vote if rebates will be available again in subsequent years.
Residents can apply online, send in a written application through mail or fill out an application in person at the Fredrick T. Owens Village Hall up until Dec. 14.
Property owners can go to www.optaxrebate.com starting at 8 a.m. to begin the online application, and need the following:
- A valid Cook County Property Index Number (PIN)
- Digital copy of the 2011 Second Installment property tax bill
- Digital copy of a valid state ID (driver’s license, ID card)
- Digital copy of a valid utility bill, or online water bill account number
Once the site goes live, property owners will first have to type in their Cook County PIN, and then the rest of the application can be filled out. Property owners will be asked to upload digital copies of their tax bill, ID and utility bill.
Those who use online payment for water bills will be able to just enter their account number, instead of uploading a utility bill copy.
Mail or Drop Off
Printed copies of the property tax rebate application are available at the following locations:
- Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 147000 S. Ravinia Ave.
- Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave.
- Sportsplex, 11351 W. 159th St.
- Recreation Department, 14600 S. Ravinia Ave
Those interested in printing the application themselves can download a digital copy at www.optaxrebate.com starting 8 a.m. Monday morning as well. Copies of the 2011 Second installment property tax bill, ID and a utility bill will be necessary to complete the form.
Completed applications can be mailed to or dropped off at village hall.
Property owners who would like a hand with the process can go to the village hall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Dec. 14, except for Nov. 22 and 23, and get assistance from staff in filling out the application.
Those interested should bring copies of their tax and utility bills, as well as a copy of their ID.
People with questions about the process can call the village’s rebate hotline at 708-403-3086.
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