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A Message from your Assessor


In the spirit of local government, Rich Township Assessor's staff should be your first level of support for questions regarding the Cook County property tax process. In order to receive faster service and shorter wait times, please call the Assessor's Office in advance to schedule an appointment to process exemptions, property tax appeals, or address other property tax issues. Many questions can also be answered over the phone or via email. Please call 708.228.5037 and ask to speak to the Assessor's staff, or email assessor@richtownship.org. Sincerely, Sam Brown, CIAO Rich Township Assessor




Assessor's Office is NOW OPEN for Appeals!


The Assessor's office is now open for appeals from now until November 29th! Reminder: Residents will be served by appointment only. Please call (708) 228-5037 to schedule. Please continue to visit our website for updated information. Sincerely, Sam A. Brown, CIAO Rich Township Assessor




Services of the Township


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
  • 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 more




Factors that can Affect Residential Property Tax Bill


  • Your property's assessed value, determined by the Cook County Assessor
  • The "Equalizer," an annual computation determined by the Illinois Dept. of Revenue
  • Tax levies, annually levied by local taxing bodies
  • Exemptions determined by the State Legislature
If you have any questions about tax factors, or if you need help in the areas described above, the Assessor's Office will be glad to assist you.




Others who are an Important Part of the Tax Process


  • The Cook County Assessor applies the "Equalizer." The Township Assessor's office also provides a detailed explanation of "How your Property is Valued."
  • The Cook County Treasurer collects Property Taxes throughout Cook County.
  • The Cook County Clerk calculates the Tax rates based on Tax Levies.
If you have any questions about tax factors, or if you need help in the areas described above, the Assessor's Office will be glad to assist you.




Community Outreach


Interested in having a representative from the Rich Township Assessor's Office participate with your organization or association? We can give a presentation on real estate tax-related topics, exemptions, and answer questions about filing assessment appeals. Email us at contactus@richtownship.org to schedule a visit.