FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Board of Review Open for Appeals for Oak Park Properties
Oak Park, Illinois – The Cook County Board of Review has announced that it will be accepting appeals of the 2022 assessed valuations of Oak Park properties between November 21 and December 20, 2022.
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 call the Township Assessor's office during the appeal period to get help in preparing evidence to substantiate their appeals. Assessor ElSaffar asks that those seeking help call the Township at (708) 383-8005 to schedule a phone 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, Senator Don Harmon, and Representatives Camille Lilly and LaShawn Ford, will take place at 5:30 PM on December 6 in the auditorium of William Beye Elementary School, located at 230 N. Cuyler Avenue in Oak Park. Those who wish to attend the event must first register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/.
Oak Park properties were last reassessed in 2020, and under Cook County’s three-year reassessment cycle, the next reassessment for Oak Park properties will take place in 2023. Even in non-reassessment years such as 2022, 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 2022 appeal will not appear on tax bills until the fall of calendar year 2023.
Release date: November 22, 2022