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North Chicago Township 2020 Assessment Notices Mailed

2020 property assessment notices were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on Friday September 25, 2020, to North Chicago Township property owners. The following cities, towns, and villages are in North Chicago Township: Gold Coast, Loop, Old Town, River North, and Streeterville. The window to appeal your 2020 assessed value is now open until the deadline of November 02, 2020.

We suggest property owners review their assessments annually and appeal whenever there is a strong evidence based argument that your home may not be assessed fairly. North Chicago Township’s next triennial reassessment is scheduled for 2021. However, if you feel that your assessment is not fair there is no need to wait to appeal, property owners have the right to appeal every year at the Assessor’s office and at the Board of Review. If you’d like a professional opinion on your home’s assessed value as it compares to similar properties in your neighborhood contact us for a free, no obligation, review and analysis of your home.
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A Taxing Year for Chicago Homeowners

Chicago rowhouse neighborhoodChicago residents won’t see the 2020 property tax hikes some had feared under a city budget that holds property tax increases to $18 million for public libraries, but it is little relief for a city still absorbing multiyear increases imposed to cover unfunded pension obligations– and the sting of this year’s reassessments, which hit some North Side and Central neighborhoods hard.

Pension pressures still loom large over the city of Chicago, which faces a pension burden “the largest of any U.S. city,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

Meanwhile, the five-year contract that resolved the recent teachers’ strike will carry a price tag estimated at $1.5 billion.
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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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Hard-hit Chicago Homeowners Could Face Additional Property Tax Hikes

Hard-hit Chicago Homeowners Could Face Additional Property Tax Hikes

Faced with a pension crisis and a budget shortfall of $838 million next year, Chicago’s mayor says additional property tax increases cannot be ruled out.

In comments made as part of her state of the city speech and more recently at a conference for municipal bond investors, Mayor Lori Lightfoot made it clear that other proposals for closing the gap, including the refinancing of some high-cost debt, may not be enough to avoid having to go back to property owners for the revenue that will be needed to meet the city’s pension obligations and other budget needs.

The gap, a third of which is attributed to pension costs, is the result of the city’s long-term failure to meet pension obligations and fix the structural problems that have caused the crisis, Lightfoot said.
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North Chicago Township 2019 Assessment Notices Mailed

Listening Tour A Chance to Question Cook County Assessor2019 property assessment notices were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on Wednesday, September 11th, to North Chicago Township property owners. The following cities, towns, and villages are in North Chicago Township: Gold Coast, Loop, Old Town, River North, and Streeterville. The one month window to appeal your 2019 assessed value is now open until the deadline of October 11th.

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. North Chicago 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 North Chicago 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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Board of Review Opens Final Group of Townships for 2018 Appeals

Cook County Property Tax AppealThe Cook County Board of Review has opened the final group of townships for 2018 property tax appeals. If your home is located in one of the 4 townships listed below the Board’s deadline to appeal your 2018 assessed value is January 8th.

  • Bloom
  • North Chicago
  • South Chicago
  • West Chicago

If you miss your opportunity to appeal your assessment at the Board of Review you will not have another chance to achieve property tax relief on your second installment property tax bill in July 2019, unless of course you sell your home or become eligible for a new exemption.

Every year homeowners have the opportunity to appeal their assessment at the Assessor’s office and at the Board of Review, regardless of when their township was reassessed. The real estate market is constantly changing and therefore we believe it is in your best interest to review your assessment annually to ensure that you only pay your fair share in taxes.
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Triennial Reassessment Notices Mailed to North Chicago Township

Cook County Property Tax AppealNorth Chicago Township triennial reassessment notices were mailed on Wednesday, September 5th by the Cook County Assessor’s office. North Chicago valuation statistics from the Assessor’s office can be found here. Homeowners in North Chicago Township have 30 days 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 Friday, October 5th.

We 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 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 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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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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North Chicago 2017 Assessment Notices Mailed

North Chicago Township assessment notices for 2017 have been mailed. The 30 day window to appeal your assessed value at the Assessor’s office is now open through the deadline of October 13th.cook seal v2

North Chicago Township was last reassessed in 2015 and is next scheduled to be reassessed in 2018. You may appeal your assessment each year, regardless of when your township has been or will be reassessed. In fact, it is our opinion that you should at least review, if not appeal, your assessment annually due to regular changes in the housing market (others have also made this recommendation).

Contact us before the October 13th deadline and we are happy to review your property’s assessed value and provide you with our free professional opinion on property’s assessment level in comparison to others.

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Cook County Board of Review Announces Group 7 Appeal Window Has Opened

The Cook County Board of Review has announced that 5 more townships opened for 2016 property tax appeals. The 30 day appeal window for the townships listed below is December 19th through January 17th.near north

  • Hanover
  • Northfield
  • North Chicago
  • South Chicago
  • West Chicago

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