An overview of important dates related to property taxes is attached below.
The Cook County Board of Review (BOR) is open for 2019 appeals for Evanston properties as of July 1. Appeals to the BOR may be made via the Cook County BOR's website or in writing using the BOR's approved form and postmarked no later than July 30. Go to www.cookcountyboardofreview.com to access both the on-line application and the hard copy appeal form (also below).
Also, below are instructions for submitting an online appeal to the BOR yourself.
The Property Tax Assessment Review office can no longer assist with filing appeals. The office will be Closed to the Public on Monday, July 29th and Tuesday, July 30th, to ensure that all appeals, for those who have already requested assistance prior to the deadline of July 19th, have been filed.
Within a month or two after filing an appeal, the BOR will mail out the 2019 appeal decision letters. The final, certified 2019 Assessed Values will be reflected on the 2019 Second Installment tax bill, which will be mailed out in the summer of 2020.
For assistance with filing an appeal, homeowners may contact:
- Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin's office at (847) 864-1209, or
- Cook County BOR office located at 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602, (312) 603-5542.
The next opportunity to appeal will be with the Cook County Assessor. Estimated opening date in February or March of 2020.
2018 Second Installment Property Tax Bills Were Mailed out July 1 and are Due August 1, 2019
Homeowners should have received the 2018 Second Installment tax bills in early July. Tax bills are due August 1, 2019. Residents can pay their tax bills at any Chase Bank location in Cook County, by US mail, or online at the Cook County Treasurer's website at www.cookcountytreasurer.com. Homeowners must have a tax bill payment coupon to pay your bill at Chase Bank. Visit the Cook County Treasurer's website if you need a payment coupon. Partial payments are allowed.
2019 Cook County Assessor appeal results mailed out on May 16th; Deadline to submit a Re-Review request is May 21st
The Cook County Assessor has posted their 2019 appeal decision results on their website at www.cookcountyassessor.com and they've mailed out decision letters on May 16, as well.
If you have grounds to submit a re-review, a request form with supporting evidence must be submitted by Tuesday, May 21.
To see the Assessor's new rules, click the link below (Rule 23 deals with the re-review process). The re-review request form is also below.
Evanston 2019 Reassessment Notices Mailed March 15, 2019; Deadline to file appeal was Monday, April 15, 2019
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi mailed 2019 notices of re-assessment for Evanston properties on March 15, 2019. Evanston's appeal window will be open for 30 days from the date on the reassessment notices. The official deadline to file a 2019 appeal with the Cook County Assessor was Monday, April 15.
For those who filed a 2019 appeal with the Cook County Assessor, the Assessor will US mail decision letters by early June.
The second opportunity to file an appeal will be with the Cook County Board of Review (BOR) which is estimated to open for 2019 appeals in early August 2019 and will remain open for 30 days thereafter.
Final 2019 Assessed Values (certified by the BOR) will be reflected on the 2019 Second Installment tax bills, which will be mailed out in the summer of 2020.
Evanston Assessment Reports Now Available
2019 Cook County Assessor Property Tax Appeal Seminar
Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin hosted a Property Tax Appeal Seminar on March 21 at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. Video from the seminar is below. View the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting.
Exemption Applications are Still Being Accepted
Homeowners can still submit applications for missed Homeowner, Senior, Senior Freeze, Disabled Persons, Disabled Veterans and Returning Veterans exemptions. You can request to be sent an application or you can visit the Cook County Assessor's website at www.cookcountyassessor.com. For immediate assistance with missed exemptions and to receive an adjusted 2018 Second Installment tax bill on site, residents should visit the Cook County Assessor's office directly. The Skokie branch is located at the Skokie Courthouse, 5600 Old Orchard Road, Room 149, Skokie.
What We Do
The City of Evanston Property Tax Assessment Review Office acts as a taxpayer advocate for the residents of Evanston. This Office does not actually assess property, rather it answers residents' questions and aids in exemption and appeal applications. The property assessment is done by the Cook County Assessor’s Office for all of Cook County. The Cook County Assessor is permitted by law to use market values for the three years prior to the reassessment year in order to determine market value for any residential class of property in a specific area.
- Assistance with preparing appeals for the Cook County Assessor, (and Re-Review)
- Assistance with preparing appeals for the Cook County Board of Review (and Re-Review)
- We provide information about the various grounds for appeal
- We file appeals for you at your request
- Assistance with preparing appeals for the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB)
- Assistance with filing exemptions for current tax year (2018):
Assistance with filing a Certificate of Error application for missed exemption(s) for the prior three tax years:
Assistance with the Cook County Treasurer's Office
- Obtain refunds
- Update name and address information
- Provide documentation to correct second installment tax bills that are missing valid exemptions
Sales and building permit information
Taxpayer of record information
Brief legal descriptions of a specific property
Tax rate information
General property tax related assistance
Cook County Assessor's office - Does all assessing in Cook County on a triennial basis; administers property exemptions (homeowner, senior, etc.); hears appeals from property owners.
Cook County Treasurer's office - Prepares all tax bills and collect all taxes. Taxes are collected in arrears; tax bills are issued in February (First Installment due March 1) and July (Second Installment due August 1). These dates are subject to change.
Cook County Clerk's office - Applies levies from taxing bodies and applies those levies to the Assessed Value (AV) to calculate each property's tax liability; provides information on prior years delinquent taxes and handles the redemption process.
Cook County Board of Review office - Hears appeal from property owners (this is homeowner's second opportunity to appeal after the Cook County Assessor appeal); determines fair assessment.
Understanding Property Tax Services
An overview of the Cook County property tax system coming soon...
Property Tax Assessment Review Office
Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Room G551, Evanston, IL 60201
COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE:
Skokie Phone: (847) 470-7237
Chicago Phone: (312) 443-7550
COOK COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE:
Phone: (312) 443-5100
COOK COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW OFFICE:
Phone: (312) 603-5542
COOK COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE:
Phone: (312) 603-5656
COOK COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS OFFICE:
Phone: (312) 603-5050
COOK COUNTY PROPERTY TAX PORTAL:
COOK COUNTY PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD (PTAB) OFFICE:
Springfield Phone: (217) 782-6076
Des Plaines Phone: (847) 294-4121
PROPERTY TAX REPORT