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  1. Evanston Township Assessor

    Evanston residents:  Don’t wait for hours in the lines at the Cook County Assessor’s office! 

    Your Evanston Township Assessor currently has no waiting time. 

    Come to 846 Dodge Ave if you don’t understand your tax bill or think you have missed an exemption to the 2009 2nd installment property tax bill. 

    The office is open today November 20 from 9 to 1 pm and Monday – Friday from 8:30  to 5 pm. 

    The phone # is (847) 332-2465 

    The office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 25th and 26th

  2. No waiting at Cook County Assessor’s office

    Two weeks ago I went down to the the Skokie Courthouse on Old Orchard Rd. and there was only ONE person ahead of me.

    I waited about five minutes and then someone answered all my questions and I was able to file my tax complaint form.

    Skokie Courthouse – 5600 Old Orchard Rd., Room 149

    phone – 312-603-5542


    1. Two hour wait at assessor’s office!

      The taxpayer who had no wait didn’t go to the Cook County Assessor’s office, she went to the Cook County board of review.  There is little or no wait to file an appeal of your 2010 assessment.  However, there’s a two to three hour wait to see the Cook County Assessor to correct missing property tax exemptions to your 2009 2nd installment tax bill! 

      Any Evanston resident who doesn’t want to wait to file corrections for their exemptions — try the Evanston Township Assessor’s office.  We are located @ 846 Dodge Ave. Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm.  We are closed 11/25 and 11/26 for Thanksgiving.  We will be open on Saturday 12/11/10 from 9 am to 1 pm.  We can get you an adjusted tax bill through the County Assessor

      1. assessor

        I’m still not sure why we need the Township, or the Township Assessor.  Still, I am glad that the Assessor’s office is under new management.

        1. Township

          The Township only represents 0.16% of your total property bill for 2009!  The General Assistance Evanston represents only 0.52%!  See the 2009 % listed on your tax bill due on12/13/10.  Don’t be confused when the issue really is school funding on a state level and the CITY portion (19.62%) of the 2009 propety taxes.

      2. No line at Cook County Assessor’s Office in Skokie

        Nickypii or Nick Pavletic, Deputy Assessor Evanston Township, it’s true that I did go to the Cook County Board of Review.

        However, the Cook County Assessor’s office is also located in the same room, and at the time I was there, only ONE person was in that line! I got immediate service there about thee years ago when I went to file a tax exemption.

        BTW – I think it’s better to file corrections, appeals and exemptions at the Cook County Assessor’s Office rather than the Evanston Township Office because you eliminate the middleman and deal directly with the county office, who then give YOU a receipt the paperwork was processed.. 

        Cook County Assessor – Skokie branch – 5600 Old Orchard, Skokie,  Room 149. Open 8:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

        Just sayin.

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