Hanover Township Assessment Notices Mailed

HanoverHanover Township 2018 assessment notices were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on Wednesday, August 29th. The 30 day window for homeowners in Hanover Township to appeal their assessments is now open until the deadline of Monday, October 1st.

The following suburbs are located in Hanover Township: Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg (west edge), South Barrington (south edge), and Streamwood.
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Assessment Notices Mailed to Niles Township

NilesAssessment notices were mailed to Niles Township homeowners on Tuesday, August 28th. Niles Township homeowners now have 30 days to appeal their assessment at the Assessor’s office until the deadline of Friday, September 28th.

The following suburbs are located in Niles Township: Glenview, Golf, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove (east ¾), Niles (southeast half), and Skokie.
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West Chicago Township Triennial Reassessment Notices Mailed

Pilsen2West Chicago Township triennial reassessment notices were mailed on Friday, August 24th by the Cook County Assessor’s office. West Chicago valuation statistics from the Assessor’s office can be found here. Homeowners in West Chicago Township have one month to appeal their assessment at the Assessor’s office (there is also a second opportunity later in the year at the Board of Review). The deadline for appealing your assessment at the Assessor’s office is Tuesday, September 25th.

We strongly recommend reviewing your assessment annually, especially in a year when your township is reassessed, to ensure you do not pay more than your fair share in property taxes. If you think your assessment is not comparable to similar properties you should consider appealing (if you would like a free second opinion contact us). Successfully appealing in a reassessment year may provide 3 years of savings on your future property tax bills. The amount of success you are able to achieve on your property tax appeal depends on the strength of your appeal argument.
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Group 2 Open for Appeals at Board of Review

The Cook County Board of Review has opened the second group of townships for 2018 property tax appeals. The Board’s deadline to appeal your 2018 assessed value is September 18th. Below are the townships that are currently open in Group 2:cook seal v2

  • Bremen
  • Rogers Park

If you missed your opportunity to appeal at the Assessor’s office earlier in the year, or if you did appeal and weren’t satisfied with the result, you have a second chance to appeal at the Board of Review. Appealing your home’s 2018 assessed value is the only way to achieve property tax relief on your second installment property tax bill in July 2019, other than selling your home or claiming a new exemption. Assessments can be appealed every year, regardless of when a township was reassessed.
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Schaumburg Township Assessment Notices Mailed

2018 assessment notices were mailed to Schaumburg Township homeowners on Monday, August 13th. Schaumburg Township property owners now have 30 days to appeal their assessment at the Assessor’s office until the deadline of Friday, September 14th.Schaumburg

The following suburbs are located in Schaumburg Township: Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows (south edge), Roselle, Schaumburg, and Streamwood.
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Assessment Notices Mailed to Thornton Township

ThorntonThornton Township 2018 assessment notices were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on August 10th. If your home is in Thornton Township the 30 day window to appeal your assessment at the Assessor’s office is now open until the deadline of Tuesday, September 11th.

The following suburbs are located in Thornton Township: Blue Island (southern edge), Burnham, Calumet City, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Glenwood (northern ¼), Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood (northeast half), Lansing (northern half), Markham (eastern ¼), Phoenix, Posen, Riverdale, South Holland, and Thornton.
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Palatine Township 2018 Assessment Notices Mailed

PalatineThe Cook County Assessor’s office mailed 2018 Palatine Township assessment notices on August 1st. If your home is in Palatine Township you have until the deadline of September 4th to appeal your assessment at the Assessor’s office.

The following suburbs are located in Palatine Township: Arlington Heights (west of Wilke Rd.), Barrington, Deer Park, Hoffman Estates (northeast), Inverness, Palatine, Rolling Meadows (north of Central Road), Schaumburg, and South Barrington.
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Triennial Reassessment Notices Mailed to Lake Township

Cook County Property Tax AppealThe Cook County Assessor’s office mailed triennial reassessment notices on Monday, July 30th to property owners in Lake Township. Lake Township valuation statistics from the Assessor’s office can be found here. Homeowners in Lake Township have one month to appeal their assessment at the Assessor’s office (there is also a second opportunity later in the year at the Board of Review). The deadline for appealing your assessment at the Assessor’s office is August 30th.

We suggest reviewing your assessment annually, especially in a reassessment year, to ensure you do not pay more than your fair share in property taxes. If you think your assessment is not comparable with that of similar homes you should consider appealing (if you would like a free second opinion contact us). Successfully appealing in a reassessment year may provide 3 years of savings on your future property tax bills. The level of success you achieve on your property tax appeal depends on the strength of your appeal argument.
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Documents Shine Some Light on Assessment Process

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If you live in Cook County and you’ve ever wondered about the process by which the assessor’s office establishes the taxable value of your home, there’s a good reason. It has not been a particularly transparent process.

Assessor Joseph Berrios has denied requests to make the exact assessment process public, as investigative journalists and analyses by professional and educational groups have revealed wide disparities in the results.
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