I’ve teamed up with Cook Commissioner Larry Suffredin to offer two convenient opportunities to learn how to appeal your property tax assessment and possibly lower your tax bill.
Commissioner Suffredin’s staff assistant, Michelle Jordan, will be available at my Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview, tomorrow (Tuesday, March 5th), from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to answer your questions and assist you personally in filing your appeal.
Commissioner Suffredin and I also are hosting a Property Tax Appeal Workshop, this Wednesday, March 6th, 6:30 p.m. at the Willye White Park Fieldhouse, 1610 W. Howard (at Ashland).
If you are thinking about appealing your assessment, I urge you to attend one of these events.
The assessed value of your property is one of the factors that determine the amount of property taxes you pay. This assessed value is determined by the Cook County Assessor.
The Assessor’s office last month mailed notices of the assessments to every property owner in Rogers Park. If you believe your property assessment is improper, you have a right to appeal that assessment.
If you own property in Rogers Park Township (Devon to the Evanston border, Kedzie to the Lake), you have until Monday, March 18th, to submit an appeal to the Cook County Assessor.
At both my office on Tuesday and the workshop on Wednesday, you will learn how the assessment process works, how to file an appeal with the County Assessor’s office and how an appeal is granted. Staff will be available to answer your questions and help complete your appeal form.
Please bring a copy of your property tax bill or have your property index number (PIN) available. This information will help you file an appeal more efficiently.
The Cook County Assessor’s website provides an overview of the property tax appeal process, including step-by-step instructions on how to appeal your assessment. For information on the appeals process and to file an appeal online, click here.
Make sure you file your appeal before the March 18th deadline.
For assistance in filing your appeal, you can also contact my staff assistant, Michael Land, at email@example.com or 773-338-5796.