How To Pay Your First Installment Property Tax Bill due March 1, 2013:
Important Instructions If You Pay Your Property Tax Bill By Mail
At Your Local Chase Bank
At Your Local Community Bank
Each year, I receive more requests from homeowners about how to navigate their property tax bill. In response, I have organized an easy-to-use guide that walks a homeowner through the steps the County took to determine each property tax bill. My office is available via email or phone to answer specific questions.
I'm also happy to offer a separate user-friendly guide to appeal your property tax assessment. It is your right as a homeowner to appeal if you believe your property tax assessment was done incorrectly or is not accurate. The Citizens' Guide to Appealing Property Tax Assessments explains how to appeal at both the Cook County Assessor's Office and the Cook County Board of Review.
Property Tax Township Maps
On the upper-right right section of your property tax bill, you will find the property tax township your home is located in. I have included several maps which show the boundaries of each township.
Every year, homeowners have the opportunity to appeal their property tax assessments. As of today and through May 11, 2012, homeowners in Lakeview Township can appeal their property tax assessment. Homeowners may appeal online, by mail, or in person. Please call our office if you have any questions about your property tax bill or the appeal process. If you don't live in Lakeview Township please feel free to call our office to find out when your township opens.
How Do I Know I'm in the Lakeview Township?
The boundaries of Lakeview Township are Fullerton Avenue to the South, Devon Avenue to the North and Western Avenue or the Chicago River. You have two ways to find your township:
Find your property tax township on the upper-right corner of your property tax bill.
To Appeal Online:
Visit www.cookcountyassessor.com and enter your Property Identification Number (PIN). To look up your PIN please click here: http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Property_Search/Property_Search.aspx
To Appeal by Mail:
Complete an official Complaint Form (http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/forms/resappeal.pdf) and mail it to:
Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios
118 North Clark Street, 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
*please write "COMPLAINT FORM" on the envelope.
Appeal in Person:
Visit the Cook County Assessor's office (City Hall) where staff will be available to assist you.
Address: 118 North Clark Street 3rd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Workshops by Commissioner Gainer
I will co-hosting two workshops within the 10th District to offer direct assistance to all homeowners. My staff will be available to help you complete your appeal and answer any questions you may have. Please bring your most recent property tax bill to the workshop.
Monday, April 23 2012 - 6:30 PM
Also hosted by: 12th District Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney, & Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios.
Venue: St. Lukes Church Memorial Hall, 1500 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL
Thursday, April 26 2012 - 6:30 PM
Venue: Broadway Armory Park Ballroom, 5917 N Broadway, Chicago IL
Also hosted by: 12th District Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, & 12th District State Representative Sara Feigenholtz.
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