Property Tax Appeals
Rich Township will be open for Property Tax Appeals starting September 6th through the end of the month of September. Please call the Rich Township Assessor's office (708-748-6722) to schedule an appointment if you need help filing your property tax appeal.
You may also file your appeal online by going to www.cookcountyassessor.com and click on "File an Appeal.
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 property'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:
- Fritz Kaegi, 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, collects property tax throughout Cook County.
- Karen Yarbrough, Cook County Clerk, calculates the tax rates based on tax levies.
- Cook County Property Search
- Cook County Appeals
- Cook County Exemptions
- Cook County Forms
- Cook County Deadlines
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
|Cook County Assessor's Office
|Cook County Recorder of Deeds
|Cook County Treasurer's Office
|Cook County Board of Review
Cook County Clerk's Office