Property tax appeal workshops

On August 1, the Cook County Board of Review will begin accepting property tax assessment appeals Aug. 1 from property owners in Evanston.

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi, City of Evanston Tax Specialist Mitzi Gibbs and Evanston Alderman Robin Rue Simmons and Cicely Fleming will host two workshops to discuss how to appeal assessments.

One will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

The other will be on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the McCormick Auditorium at the Northwestern University Norris Center, 1999 Campus Drive.

“As the last tax bills showed, it is vitally important that you appeal your property tax assessment to ensure that you are paying only your fair share of any increase,” Commissioner Suffredin said. “The best way to keep your property taxes low is to appeal your assessment annually to both the Assessor and the Board of Review.”

Homeowners in the 13th District of Cook County can also visit the Cook County Board of Review at the Skokie Courthouse, 5600 W. Old Orchard Road, Room #155 in Skokie. The Board of Review’s office in Skokie can be reached at 847-470-7522.  The Board of Review is also accepting appeals online

City of Evanston Tax Specialist Mitizi Gibbs can also assist Evanston homeowners with property tax questions. She can be reached at 847-448-8168 or mgibbs@cityofevanston.org. You can visit the City of Evanston Property Tax Assessment Review Office at the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Room G551 in Evanston.

Constituents are also welcome to contact Commissioner Suffredin’s office at 847-864-1209 to schedule a personal meeting to discuss specific property tax concerns.  The deadline to appeal to the Board of Review is Aug. 30. 

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