Learn how to appeal your property tax assessment and possibly lower your tax bill at a special workshopsponsored by County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, County Assessor Joe Berrios and my office. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 7th, 6:30 p.m., at the Chicago Science and Math Academy, 7212 N. Clark (just south of the firehouse).
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. 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 26th, to submit an appeal to the Cook County Board of Review.
At the workshop, 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. Please bring your property tax bill in order to more efficiently file an appeal. Staff from the Assessor’s office will be available to answer questions and help complete appeal forms.
If you are unable to attend the workshop, 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. CLICK HERE for information on the appeals process.
For the first time, taxpayers can appeal a property assessment online athttp://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Internet_Appeals/ResidentialAppealsearch.aspx.
Make sure you file your appeal before the March 26th deadline.
For assistance in filing your appeal, contact my staff assistant Michael Land at firstname.lastname@example.org 773-338-5796.
I hope the information I provided you answers your questions about the property tax appeals process.