Last week, Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr., hosted two informative community outreach events in Hyde Park Township to encourage over-assessed property owners to appeal their property taxes.
The tax appeal forums were held at Kenwood High School (5015 S. Blackstone, Chicago, IL) and Rainbow PUSH Headquarters (930 E. 50th St., Chicago, IL), within the same evening. Elected officials from the area attended to support Commissioner Rogers in his efforts to assist property owners and to provide information to the inquisitive crowds of over 600 attendees.
The forums consisted of a brief meet and greet, followed by a presentation by Commissioner Rogers and his staff. After the presentation, attendees posed questions regarding the property tax appeals process. Lastly, Commissioner Rogers and his staff assisted taxpayers with filling out their property tax appeal forms.
“I truly enjoy connecting with the taxpayers”, stated Commissioner Rogers. “They always re-energize me. They are encouraged to know that help is available and more importantly that the services we provide at the Board of Review are free and fairly simple to obtain.”
The Board of Review does not assess property, set tax rates, or collect taxes. There is no fee to file an appeal, and in most cases an attorney is not necessary. Board of Review complaint forms can be obtained at the office of Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. in the Cook County Building located at 118 N. Clark, Room 601, Chicago, IL 60602. They may also be found on the Board of Review website at: www.cookcountyboardofreview.com. For further information about appealing your property taxes you may contact Commissioner Rogers’ office at (312) 603-5540. Office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.