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Board of Review Opens Group 9 for 2019 Appeals

Chicago rowhouse neighborhood The Cook County Board of Review has opened 2019 property tax appeals for the ninth group. The Board’s deadline to appeal your 2019 assessed value is January 8th. Below are the townships that are currently open in Group 9:

  • Bloom
  • Hanover
  • Niles
  • Rich
  • Thornton
  • Lake
  • North Chicago
  • South Chicago

If you missed your appeal opportunity 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 opportunity to appeal at the Board of Review. Appealing your home’s 2019 assessed value is the only way to achieve property tax relief on your second installment property tax bill in July 2020, 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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Lake Township 2019 Assessment Notices Mailed

Lake View2019 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.
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Group 6 Townships Open for Property Tax Appeals at Board of Review

chicago-suburbsThe Cook County Board of Review has opened the sixth group of townships for 2018 property tax appeals. If your property is located in one of the 7 townships listed below the Board’s deadline to appeal your 2018 assessed value is December 27th.

  • Hanover
  • Niles
  • Palatine
  • Rich
  • Schaumburg
  • Thornton
  • Lake

All property owners have the opportunity to appeal their assessment at the Board of Review, whether an appeal was filed at the Assessor or not, to ensure their 2018 assessment is fair. Appealing at the Board may result in additional savings on top of what you may have already saved from an appeal at the Assessor’s office.
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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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Board of Review Opens Group 7 Townships for Appeals

The Cook County Board of Review has opened Group 7 townships for 2017 property tax appeals. If your home is located in one of the townships listed below you have until the deadline of January 16th to appeal your 2017 assessment at the Board of Review.Cook County Property Tax Appeal

  • Northfield
  • Thornton
  • Hyde Park
  • Lake
  • North Chicago
  • South Chicago

If you do not know which township your property is located in you can either contact us with your property address and we will look it up for you or you can click here.
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Lake Township 2017 Assessment Notices Mailed

The Cook County Assessor’s office mailed assessment notices for Lake Township on September 1st. The deadline to appeal your 2017 assessment at the Assessor’s office is October 2nd.Cook County Property Tax Appeal

Lake Township is in the City of Chicago district which was reassessed in 2015. The next triennial reassessment for Lake Township will be in 2018. Therefore, a successful appeal of your assessed value in 2017 will result in one year of savings, until you are next reassessed in 2018.

For a free professional opinion on your property’s assessment level in comparison to others contact us before the deadline of October 2nd.

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Cook County Board of Review Announces 5 More Townships Open for 2016 Property Tax Appeals

The Cook County Board of Review has announced that 5 more townships opened on 10/17/16 for 2016 property tax appeals. The deadline to file an appeal is 11/15/16 for the following townships:Cook County Property Tax Appeal

  • Elk Grove
  • Lyons
  • Norwood Park
  • Stickney
  • Lake

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Chicago Property Taxes: Homeowner Double Whammy

Cook County Property Tax Double Whammy

Crain’s recently covered how Rahm Emmanuel’s $588 million property tax hike, which passed the Chicago City Council on October 28, is a double whammy for commercial property owners because it comes at a time when property values are rising and Cook County is re-assessing.

The same holds true for Chicago homeowners because of rising home values and all city of Chicago townships are being re-assessed this year.

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