Board of Review Community Outreach, July 25th at 6pm
River Forest will be open for appeals with the Cook County Board of Review from July 1st- July 30th. We will be hosting a Community Outreach with the Board of Review on Thursday, July 25 at 6pm at the River Forest Community Center located at 8020 Madison St. Room 206. Please bring a tax bill with you and you will be able to submit your appeal to the Board of Review at the meeting. This appeal period is starting over a month earlier than previous years. One can appeal on-line at: www.cookcountyboardofreview.com. Our office can assist you with the appeal process.
Our office will be extremely busy during the month of July. Appointments are necessary unless you come in during our walk-in office hours: Thursday’s 10am-12:00pm. We are available for appointments thru-out the week. Please call 708-366-2787 and leave your name, address, phone number twice and your concern.
The Township Assessor serves as the local liaison with the Cook County Assessor office. The River Forest Township Assessor's Office acts as a tax payer advocate for local residents in the Cook County property tax system. With almost 1.8 million parcels in Cook County, assessments are determined triennially through a mass appraisal system by the Cook County Assessor. Our goal is to educate our taxpayers and to provide assistance and as they navigate the Cook County residential property system.
The Township Assessor's Office provides a multitude of services related to residential properties including:
- Assessed valuation complaints or appeals with the Cook County Assessor and Cook County Board of Review
- Exemption applications
- Property characteristic descriptions
- Seminars on property assessments during appeal periods
- Name and address changes on property tax bills
APPLICATIONS FOR SENIOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS MAILED; ALL SENIORS MUST APPLY TO RENEW THEIR EXEMPTIONS
SENIOR CITIZENS SEEKING TAX RELIEF CAN DEFER UP TO $5,000 IN PROPERTY TAXES THIS YEAR