2019 2nd Installment Tax Appeal Period Ends July 30th

COOK COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW ACCEPTING ASSESSMENT
APPEALS FROM OAK PARK EARLIER THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS;  
APPEAL PERIOD RUNS FROM JULY 1 TO JULY 30

 

Contact:  Ali ElSaffar
Oak Park Township Assessor
(708) 383-8005

 

Oak Park property owners concerned about their property taxes have an opportunity to do something about next year’s tax bills, but they will have to act more quickly compared to previous years.  In the last several years, Oak Park property owners had the opportunity to file appeals with the Cook County Board of Review in August.  This year, however, the appeal period with the Board of Review will be one month earlier, opening on July 1 and closing on July 30. 

 

According to Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar, the township is offering two ways to help taxpayers who wish to file appeals.  First, residents can come to the Township Assessor's office during the appeal period to receive help in preparing evidence to substantiate their appeals.  Assessor ElSaffar asks that those seeking help call the Township at (708) 383-8005 to schedule an appointment.

 

The second option is to attend a meeting with the Board of Review.  At the meeting, representatives from the office of Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. will explain the appeal process and help residents file appeals.  The meeting, co-sponsored by the offices of the Oak Park Township Assessor and Senator Don Harmon, will take place at 6:30 PM on July 30 at Percy Julian Middle School, located at 416 S. Ridgeland Avenue in Oak Park.

 

Oak Park properties were last reassessed in 2017, and under Cook County’s three year reassessment cycle, the next reassessment for Oak Park properties will take place in 2020.  Even in non-reassessment years such as 2019, however, taxpayers can file appeals, as the value of properties can change from year to year.  Taxpayers should be aware that the money-saving effects of a successful 2019 appeal will not appear on tax bills until the summer of calendar year 2020.

 

Release Date:  June 27, 2019

Contact

General Information:
708.383.8005

Youth Services:
708.445.2727

Senior Services:
708.383.8060

Fax:
708.383.8062

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