Assessor's Office

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Important Notice

The Cook County Assessor's Office has been informed that taxpayers are being solicited by people claiming to work at their office. These solicitors have been notifying taxpayers that they have missing exemptions and are encouraging taxpayers to hire them to file Certificates of Error on their behalf. The Cook County Assessor as well as the Township Assessor wants taxpayers to be aware that they do not need outside legal representation to file for a Certificate of Error. Certificate of Error exemption forms may be downloaded from this Web site (see below). Taxpayers may also call the Rich Township office and request that a Certificate of Error exemption form be mailed to them. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call. 

A Message from Your Township Assessor

In the true spirit of local government, the staff in the Rich Township Assessor's Office should be your first level of support for questions regarding the Cook County property tax process.

The Assessor's Office is here to assist residents with tax exemptions, senior deferrals, assessment complaints, and in securing refunds and copies of deeds and tax bills. In addition, the Assessor's Office:

  • Processes building permits
  • Maintains up-to-date address records and maps
  • Advises taxpayers on Board of Review processing
  • Acts as liaison with property owners to the Cook County Assessor
  • Assists in the preparation of Agricultural Valuation documents
  • Travels downtown weekly to deliver exemption renewal forms, Certificate of Error requests, and appeals to the Cook County Assessor's Office
  • Requests assessment by Legal Description bills (these bills are for taxpayers whose property is on an underlying or sub number pin)
  • Obtains duplicate copies of tax bills, delivers change of name forms for new residents and works with the Cook County Treasurer's Office on behalf of taxpayers
  • Requests copies of duplicate deeds from the Recorder of Deeds office
  • Order tax redemptions from the Cook County Clerk, and much more

 

Factors that can affect your residential property tax bill include:

  • Your propert's assessed value, which is determined by the Cook County Assessor
  • The "equalizer", an annual computation determined by Illinois Dept. of Revenue
  • Tax levies, annually levied by local taxing bodies
  • Exemptions determined by the State Legislature

 

Others who are an important part of the tax process:

  • Joseph Berrios, Cook County Assessor applies the "equalizer". The Assessor's Office also provides a detailed explanation of "How Your Property is Valued".
  • Maria Pappas, Cook County Treasurer collectsproperty tax throughout Cook County
  • David Orr, Cook County Clerk calculates the taxrates based on tax levies


If you have questions about tax factors, or if you need help in the areas described above the Assessor's Office will be glad to assist you.

Sincerely,
Carol Ranieri, CIAO
Rich Township Assessor

 

PUBLIC OUTREACH

Interested in having a representative from the Rich Township Assessor's office come to your association or organization? We can give a presentation on real estate tax related topics, exemptions, and answer questions about filing assessment appeals. Call us at 708-748-6722 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a visit.

HELPFUL LINKS

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION 

Cook County Assessor's Office
312.443.7550
www.cookcountyassessor.com
Cook County Recorder of Deeds
312-603-5056
www.ccrd.info
Cook County Treasurer's Office
312.443.5100
www.cookcountytreasurer.com
Cook County Board of Review
312-603-5542
www.cookcountyboardofreview.com

Cook County Clerk's Office
312.603.5656
www.cookctyclerk.com

 

Meet the Staff

Carol Ranieri, CIAO, Assessor