Township Day 2020

presented by Rich Township

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Township Day is being held as a "virtual" tour.

Enjoy Rich Township 2020!

Assessor's Office


Click here for important Message from Maria Pappas Tax Sale Postponed 

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 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.

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 708-748-6722 and ask to speak to the Assessor's staff or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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.

Sam Brown, CIAO
Rich Township Assessor


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.



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


Meet the Staff

Sam Brown, CIAO, Assessor