Cook County Board of Review Property Assessment Appeals Open September 14th

New Trier Township property owners have the opportunity to appeal the 2015 assessed value of their property. Even those who have already appealed their assessment to the Cook County Assessor have the right to appeal again at the Cook County Board of Review. The appeals process begins Monday, September 14 and closes Tuesday, October 13. Reductions in assessed value received this year will first be reflected on the 2016 second installment bills, payable August, 2016.
 
The grounds for appeal, and the supporting data needed for each, are:
           
LACK OF UNIFORMITY WITH SIMILAR PROPERTIES
A list of homes in your class and neighborhood of similar size, construction and age with lower dollar-per-square-foot assessments.
 
ERROR IN SQUARE FOOTAGE OF HOME OR LOT
A survey and your calculations based on measurements of the exterior of the house, excluding basements, garages, unfinished attics and porches.
 
OVERVALUATION
A recent sale or appraisal showing that the assessment is more than 10% of the current market value of the property.
 

Forms and assistance with appeals are available in the Township Assessor’s Office. For a list of comparable homes, residents should call our office at 847-446-8200 and leave their name and address. Please specify whether you want to pick them up the next day or have us mail them to you. The necessary appeal forms will be included in any mailing. 



 
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