2019 property assessment notices were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on Friday, August 30th, to Lake Township property owners. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Lake Township: Back of the Yards and Englewood. The one month window to appeal your 2019 assessed value is now open until the deadline of September 30th.
We recommend property owners review their assessments annually and appeal whenever there is a strong evidence based argument that your home may not be assessed fairly. Lake Township was reassessed in 2018 but even if you appealed last year you may appeal your assessment again this year. A successful appeal in 2019 may result in two years of savings, until Lake is reassessed in 2021. The best way to ensure you never pay more than your fair share in property taxes is to review your assessment every year and appeal whenever you have a strong basis for an appeal argument, no matter where your township is at in the triennial reassessment cycle.