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Posted on: August 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak to Hold Property Tax Assessment Appeal Webinars


In anticipation of the opening of an appeal period for New Trier property owners, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak has scheduled property tax assessment appeal webinars for taxpayers who wish to appeal their 2020 property tax assessments.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the outreach seminars this year will be held online for the safety and convenience of the public and the Board of Review staff.

New Trier Township Assessor Jan Churchwell is pleased to co-sponsor these virtual presentations along with Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and Winnetka Village President Chris Rintz. The hour-long sessions will educate taxpayers on how to properly file a tax appeal with the Board of Review. You may attend more than one presentation.

Analysts on Commissioner Patlak’s staff will be present online via chat to answer specific questions and concerns.

The events are free to the public, and there is no fee to appeal at the Board of Review.

The webinars will be held on:

Thursday, August 27
11:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Thursday, September 3
11:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Thursday, September 10
11:00 AM & 6:00PM

Commissioner Petlak Seminar Sign-Up

As always, Deputy Assessor Len Shifflett and I can assist you with filing an appeal by providing information about comparable properties and recent sales, as well as providing detailed instructions for filing online. We also send out documents via the US Mail. If you recently purchased your property in a market-based transaction at a price lower than the Cook County Assessor’s determination of value, we can assist you in filing an appeal for that reason too. You may also file your appeal online by following the procedures on the Board of Review’s website:

Although the Township Assessor’s office remains closed to the public, we can assist you via telephone (847) 446-8200 or email at or at


Jan Churchwell                                                                    Leonard Shifflett

New Trier Township Assessor                                              Deputy Assessor

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