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Board of Review Opens Group 1 for 2021 Appeals

The Cook County Board of Review has opened 2021 property tax appeals for the first group. The Board’s deadline to appeal your 2021 assessed value is January 04, 2022. Below are the townships that are currently open in Group 1:

  • Norwood Park
  • Oak Park
  • River Forest
  • Riverside

Assessments can be appealed every year, regardless of when a township was reassessed. 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 2021 assessed value is the only way to achieve property tax relief on your second installment property tax bill in July 2022, other than selling your home or claiming a new exemption.
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Lake View Township 2021 Triennial Reassessments Mailed

2021 Triennial reassessment notices were mailed to Lake View Township homeowners on Monday, November 22, 2021. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Lake View Township: Bucktown, Edgewater, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, North Center, Old Town Triangle, Ravenswood, Roscoe Village, Uptown, and Wrigleyville.

Homeowners in Lake View Township have 31 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 December 23rd.

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 Lake View 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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Lake Township 2021 Triennial Reassessments Mailed

2021 Triennial reassessment notices were mailed to Lake Township homeowners on Thursday, November 04, 2021. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Lake Township: Back of the Yards and Englewood.

Homeowners in Lake Township have 32 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 December 06th.
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Niles Township 2021 Assessment Notices Mailed

The window to appeal your 2021 assessed value is now open until the deadline of December 03, 2021. 2021 property assessment notices were mailed to Niles Township property owners by the Cook County Assessor’s Office on Monday, November 01, 2021.  The following cities, towns, and villages are in Niles Township: Glenview, Golf, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove (east 3/4), Niles (southeast half), and Skokie.

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. Niles Township’s next triennial reassessment is scheduled for 2022. 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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Rich Township 2021 Assessment Notices Mailed

The Assessor’s Office has mailed 2021 assessment notices to Rich property owners. You may appeal your assessment each year during the 34-day window which is now open and will close on November 29th. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Rich Township: Country Club Hills, Flossmoor (west 3/4), Frankfort, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Matteson (majority), Olympia Fields (the vast majority), Park Forest (north 3/4), Richton Park, Tinley Park (portion), and University Park (portion).

Cook County reassesses properties triennially through a mass appraisal system. Rich was last reassessed in 2020 and if you appealed and were successful on your 2020 tax year appeal you will see those savings this summer on your 2nd installment property tax bill (the 1st installment bill you recently received is always 55% of the previous year’s total tax).
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Stickney Township 2021 Assessment Notices Mailed

The Assessor’s Office has mailed 2021 assessment notices to Stickney property owners. You may appeal your assessment each year during the 46-day window which is now open and will close on November 15th. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Stickney Township: Bedford Park (east 3/4), Bridgeview, Burbank, Forest View (majority), and Stickney.

Cook County reassesses properties triennially through a mass appraisal system. Stickney was last reassessed in 2020 and if you appealed and were successful on your 2020 tax year appeal you will see those savings this summer on your 2nd installment property tax bill (the 1st installment bill you recently received is always 55% of the previous year’s total tax).
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Proviso Township 2021 Assessment Notices Mailed

The Assessor’s Office has mailed 2021 assessment notices to Proviso property owners. You may appeal your assessment each year during the 30-day window which is now open and will close on November 8th. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Proviso Township: Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Brookfield (northwest 1/2), Elmhurst (portion), Forest Park, Hillside, La Grange Park (majority), Maywood, Melrose Park, North Riverside, Northlake (south 1/4), Oak Brook (parts), Stone Park, Westchester, and Western Springs (north portion).

Cook County reassesses properties triennially through a mass appraisal system. Proviso was last reassessed in 2020 and if you appealed and were successful on your 2020 tax year appeal you will see those savings this summer on your 2nd installment property tax bill (the 1st installment bill you recently received is always 55% of the previous year’s total tax).
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Wheeling Township 2021 Assessment Notices Mailed

The window to appeal your 2021 assessed value is now open until the deadline of November 05, 2021. 2021 property assessment notices were mailed to Wheeling Township property owners by the Cook County Assessor’s Office on Tuesday, October 05, 2021.  The following cities, towns, and villages are in Wheeling Township: Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Prospect Heights (majority), and Wheeling (majority).

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. Wheeling Township’s next triennial reassessment is scheduled for 2022. 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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South Township 2021 Triennial Reassessments Mailed

2021 Triennial reassessment notices were mailed to South Township homeowners on Thursday, September 30, 2021. The following cities, towns, and villages are in South Township: Bridgeport, Brighton Park, Bronzeville, Lake Meadows, Loop, McKinley Park, Prairie Shores, and South Loop.

Homeowners in South Township have 32 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 November 1st.
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Lyons Township 2021 Assessment Notices Mailed

The Assessor’s Office has mailed 2021 assessment notices to Lyons property owners. You may appeal your assessment each year during the 35-day window which is now open and will close on October 25th. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Lyons Township: Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Hickory Hills, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, Justice, La Grange, La Grange Highlands, Lyons, McCook, Pleasantdale, Ridgewood, Riverside, Summit, Western Springs, and Willow Springs.

Cook County reassesses properties triennially through a mass appraisal system. Lyons was last reassessed in 2020 and if you appealed and were successful on your 2020 tax year appeal you will see those savings this summer on your 2nd installment property tax bill (the 1st installment bill you recently received is always 55% of the previous year’s total tax).
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