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Board of Review Opens Group 3 for 2020 Appeals

The Cook County Board of Review has opened 2020 property tax appeals for the third group of townships. The Board’s deadline to appeal your 2020 assessed value is November 1st. Below are the townships that are currently open in Group 3:

  • Riverside
  • River Forest
  • Oak Park

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 2020 assessed value is the only way to achieve property tax relief on your second installment property tax bill in July 2021, 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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Board of Review Opens Group 1 for 2020 Appeals

The Cook County Board of Review has opened 2020 property tax appeals for the first group of 3 townships. The Board’s deadline to appeal your 2020 assessed value is October 13th. Below are the townships that are currently open in Group 1:

    • Calumet
    • Palos
    • Rogers Park

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 2020 assessed value is the only way to achieve property tax relief on your second installment property tax bill in July 2021, other than selling your home or claiming a new exemption. Assessments can be appealed every year, regardless of when a township was reassessed. Continue reading

Appeal Deadlines Suspended as Cook Assessor’s Office Manages the COVID-19 Threat

Appeal Deadlines SuspendedWith health and safety as the primary concern at the moment, the Cook County Assessor’s Office has temporarily suspended the deadlines for appealing your property tax assessment and the physical office is temporarily closed to the public.

If you live in one of the nine townships where the appeals window was open as of March 19, that means you can still file an appeal online, and the processing of appeals will continue. Residential property owners can also file applications for any of the various exemptions online as well.

If you live in one of the townships where assessment notices have not yet gone out, new dates for your appeal window will be announced as soon as they are available.

Kensington Taxpayer Advocates are Available to Help

In the meantime, at Kensington, our appeals staff is working remotely and available to help you attempt to lower your assessment. We are processing applications using e-signatures so you will not have to leave the safety and comfort of your home to begin the process of reducing your property tax bill. We will email you all of the required documents and you can sign using a smartphone, tablet or personal computer.
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Oak Park 2019 Assessment Notices Mailed

Oak ParkAssessment notices for tax year 2019 were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on Tuesday, March 19th to Oak Park property owners. The thirty day window to appeal your 2019 assessed value is now open until the deadline of Friday, April 19th.

We believe homeowners should review their assessments annually and appeal each year if there is a strong argument that their home may not be assessed fairly. Oak Park’s next triennial reassessment will be in 2020. However, if you feel that your assessment is not fair there is no need to wait to appeal, you have the option to appeal every year at the Assessor’s office and at the Board of Review. If you’d like a second opinion on your assessed value as it compares to similar homes in your neighborhood contact us for a free, no obligation, analysis of your home.
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Oak Park Property Assessment Notices Mailed

Oak ParkThe Cook County Assessor’s office has mailed 2018 assessment notices to Oak Park homeowners. Property owners have 30 days to appeal their assessment, through the Assessor’s office, up to the deadline of Monday, April 2nd.

Whether you successfully appealed your Oak Park property last year or not we recommend you review your assessed value every year to ensure you never pay more than your fair share in property taxes. The housing market changes monthly, and therefore reviewing your assessment annually, and appealing when there is an argument to be made, is very important (county officials also recommend this).
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Assessor Mails 2017 Oak Park Reassessment Notices

Triennial reassessment notices were mailed on March 1st for Oak Park Township. The opportunity to appeal your assessment at the Assessor’s office is now open. The deadline to appeal is Monday, April 3rd.Cook County Property Tax Freeze

There are 38 townships in Cook County and they are divided into three groups for the purposes of reassessment within a triennial cycle. Oak Park Township is part of the south suburban triennial group which is being reassessed in 2017. Valuation statistics for Oak Park Township are located here.

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Oak Park Township 2020 Triennial Reassessments Mailed

Oak Park2020 Triennial reassessment notices were mailed to Oak Park Township homeowners on Thursday, February 27th. Homeowners in Oak Park Township have 40 days to appeal their assessment at the Assessor’s office (there will be a second opportunity to appeal later in the year at the Board of Review, whether you appeal at the Assessor’s office or not). The deadline for appealing at the Assessor’s office is April 7th.

We recommend homeowners review their assessment annually, particularly in a triennial reassessment year, to ensure they do not pay more than their fair share in property taxes. Successfully appealing in a reassessment year may provide 3 years of savings on future property tax bills. If you would like a free analysis of your Oak Park Township home, in comparison to similar properties, we would be happy to conduct a “no obligation” analysis and provide you with a free estimate of how much we believe we could help you save with an appeal.
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Cook County Board of Review Opens For 2019 Appeals

cook-county-township-mapThe Cook County Board of Review has opened 2019 property tax appeals for the first group of 7 townships. The Board’s deadline to appeal your 2019 assessed value is July 30th. Below are the townships that are currently open in Group 1:

  • Berwyn
  • Norwood Park
  • Oak Park
  • River Forest
  • Riverside
  • Rogers Park
  • Evanston

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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