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