Next opportunity to appeal will be with the Cook County Board of Review (BOR) in August

The Cook County Board of Review (BOR) is estimated to open for its 2019 appeals in early August (dates subject to change). You may contact my office in late-July if you'd like assistance with filing an appeal with the BOR. Alternately, or you can visit and file your appeal online yourself.


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 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.

CCA Official Rules for 2019 appeals


2019 Annual Tax Sale Starts Friday, May 3, 2019

If property taxes for the immediately preceding tax year (2017) are delinquent on a parcel, they are offered for sale to purchasers at the Annual Tax Sale. You may contact the Cook County Treasurer's office at (312) 448-5100 or for more information.


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.

2019 Important Dates - Property Tax


Evanston Assessment Reports Now Available

The Cook County Assessor has released its Evanston Residential Assessment Report and Evanston Commercial/Industrial Assesssment Report summarizing its reassessment.


2019 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.


2018 Exemption Applications are Still Being Accepted

Homeowners can still submit 2018 applications for 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

2018 First Installment Property Tax Bills Were Due March 1, 2019

Homeowners are still able to pay for the 2018 First Installment tax bills at any Chase Bank location in Cook County, by US mail, or online at the Cook County Treasurer's website at 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.

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.

Available Services

  • 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

Cook County 

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...

Contact Information

Property Tax Assessment Review Office
Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Room G551Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-448-8168

Office hours:
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM & 4:30 - 5:00 PM

Additional Resources

Skokie Phone: (847) 470-7237
Chicago Phone: (312) 443-7550 

Phone: (312) 443-5100 

Phone: (312) 603-5542

Phone: (312) 603-5656

Phone: (312) 603-5050


Springfield Phone: (217) 782-6076
Des Plaines Phone: (847) 294-4121





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