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Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak announces final property tax appeal seminars for 2010

By at May 2, 2011 | 11:58 am | Print

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak is announcing the final set of seminars that will be offered to taxpayers appealing their 2010 property tax assessments.

These seminars will be hosted throughout Suburban Cook County and in Chicago’s 19th Ward and will educate taxpayers on how to file and present evidence for a successful appeal.

“Property taxes are high enough already without having to pay extra because of an inaccurate assessment,” said Patlak. “Our office is here to assist property owners who are over assessed.  The seminars are designed to clarify the assessment appeal process.  Taxpayers who make a convincing case for assessment reduction will receive the tax relief to which they are entitled,” stated Commissioner Patlak.

The seminars will include a presentation by Commissioner Patlak outlining the overall appeal process, followed by an opportunity for taxpayers to work with staff from Commissioner Patlak’s office to address their specific questions. The seminars are free to the public and there is no fee to appeal at the Board of Review. Taxpayers are asked to bring a copy of their most recent tax bill.

Taxpayers in the townships of Hanover, Lemont, Leyden, Northfield, Palatine, Schaumburg, and Wheeling may appeal until May 10, 2011.

Taxpayers in the townships of North Chicago, South Chicago, West Chicago, Lake and Worth may appeal until May 17, 2011.

The seminars will be held at times and locations shown below:

  • Northfield Township:
    Monday, May 2nd sponsored by Northfield Township Assessor Patty Damisch and Northbrook Village President Sandra E. Frum at the Village of Northbrook (1225 Cedar Lane) at 7 PM.
  • Schaumburg Township:
    Tuesday, May 3rd sponsored by Schaumburg Township Assessor John R. Larson, Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider, State Senator John Millner and State Representative Michelle Mussman at Schaumburg High School (1100 W. Schaumburg) at 6:30 PM.
  • Worth Township:
    Wednesday, May 4th sponsored by Worth Township Assessor John Z. Toscas at the Worth Township Office (11601 S. Pulaski in Alsip) at 6:00 PM.
  • Chicago’s 19th Ward:
    Tuesday, May 10th sponsored by Alderman Virginia A. Rugai (19th Ward) and Committeeman Matthew O’Shea at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (3857 W. 111th Street) at 6:00 PM.
  • Chicago’s 19th Ward:
    Saturday, May 14th sponsored by Conservative Home Owners at Mt. Greenwood Park (3721 W. 111th Street, Room F) at 11 AM.

Appeal forms may also be picked up at the Board of Review located at 118 N. Clark, Room 601 in Chicago or at the Bridgeview, Rolling Meadows and Skokie Courthouses.

The Cook County Board of Review is a quasi-judicial agency responsible for adjudicating assessment appeals for all property in Cook County.  Last year the Board reviewed over 436,000 appeals. Commissioner Dan Patlak represents the 1st District of the Cook County Board of Review, which encompasses 90% of Suburban Cook County and the 19th and 41st Wards of Chicago.  For a map please consult the Board of Review District Map . Please contact Commissioner Patlak’s office at (312) 603-3644 with any questions.

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