The deadline to file 2021 appeals with the Cook County Board of Review has passed. Decision letters on 2021 appeals from the Board of Review are expected around the end of March. Adjustments in assessed values made as a result of those appeals will show up on the 2021 second installment property tax bills.
2022 Assessed Valuation Appeals
2022 is the 3rd year of the 2020 triennial reassessment for River Forest Township. Taxpayers may file assessed valuation appeals every year and will have the opportunity to do so this year as well. The Cook County Assessor has not announced that date at this time.
You may appeal your assessed value. The Cook County Assessor's office and the Cook County Board of Review are open for a 30 day appeal period every year. Residents may appeal with both entities.
Most common grounds for an assessment appeal. There are three main types of appeals:
1. Lack of uniformity. Similar properties should be assessed similarly. To substantiate an appeal based on lack of uniformity, it is necessary to find properties comparable to yours that have lower assessed valuations. The Township Assessor's office can help you find comparable properties quickly and easily.
2. Errors in property characteristics. Every house has a set of characteristics which help determine its assessed value. Some characteristics errors can be used for an appeal. The type of characteristics error most likely to result in an assessment reduction is one that overstates the square footage of your house.
3. Recent purchase or appraisal. If the value set by the Cook County Assessor is higher than a recent purchase price or a recent appraisal for your property, you may use that as grounds for an appeal.
A successful appeal will typically remain in effect until the next reassessment.
River Forest Township - 8020 West Madison St - River Forest, Il 60305 - Ph 708.366.2029