If you own property in the City of Chicago, you recently received your property tax bill. Many residents, me included, were hit with a pretty significant increase. The amount of your taxes is based in significant part on the assessed value of your property, which is determined by the Cook County Assessor’s office.
You have a right to appeal your property assessment, and possibly reduce your tax bill. You don’t need a lawyer; you can do it yourself. Join us for a seminar to learn how:
Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and I are sponsoring a PROPERTY ASSESSMENT APPEAL SEMINAR for Rogers Park residents tomorrow (Wednesday, December 16th), 7:00 p.m., at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf, 2nd Floor (at the Lake).
Staff from the Cook County Board of Review and Commissioner Suffredin’s office will be present to answer your questions regarding assessment appeals and exemptions.
The seminar will include general information on the assessment process, avenues for assessment appeals, resources available for verifying that an assessed value is fair and accurate, and a summary of important property tax exemptions available to Cook County residents.
The deadline for Rogers Park Township property owners to submit appeals to the Cook County Board of Review’s office is December 28th.
In order to complete and submit a complaint form at the seminar, you will need to bring either your tax bill, assessment notice or Property Identification Number to the seminar.
For more information about the seminar, call the Board of Review at 312-603-3644.
If you are unable to attend the seminar, Commissioner Larry Suffredin’s web site provides an excellent overview of the property tax reassessment and appeal process, including step-by-step instructions on how to appeal your assessment and links to all the relevant documents and web sites. CLICK HERE for information on the appeals process.
I hope the information I provided you answers your questions about property tax reassessments and the appeals process. If you have additional questions, please reply to this e-mail or call Michael Land in my office at 773-338-5796.