COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER SCOTT BRITTON, COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE, NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR'S OFFICE TO CO-HOST VIRTUAL PROPERTY TAX APPEAL EVENT
Free, interactive Facebook Live seminar on property tax appeals for Northfield Township
GLENVIEW – On Wednesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m., 14th District Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton is teaming up with the Cook County Assessor’s Office and the Northfield Township Assessor's Office to walk through the property tax appeal process with Northfield Township residents. Attendees of this free event will have the opportunity to not only learn about the appeals process but to fill out the requisite paperwork in real-time.
“Bringing property tax assessment outreach to my constituency is crucial. We are working diligently to guarantee that residents in the 14th District are receiving all exemptions to which they are entitled, and are paying the correct amount. My staff and Assessor Kaegi’s staff have been working hard to ensure that constituent questions related to property taxes are answered promptly, and this virtual appeals seminar is a further step to reaching those who need extra help navigating this process,” Commissioner Britton said.
While this is a partnership the three offices have leveraged in the past, the event on September 16th will look a little bit different than previous years. In light of COVID-19, the seminar will be conducted virtually via Facebook Live. Participants will still have opportunities to ask questions via the “chat” section. A Facebook account is not required to view the live stream which will available on the Cook County Assessor’s Facebook page and shared to Commissioner Britton’s Facebook page.
The importance of continued outreach despite COVID-19 is echoed by Assessor Fritz Kaegi.
"With the challenges of COVID-19, we've expanded our online outreach via services like Zoom and Facebook Live," said Assessor Kaegi. "Our partnerships with elected officials ensure all property owners get the assistance they need and don't pay more than their fair share of property taxes."
Northfield Township Assessor Patty Damisch conveyed the need to continue to educate residents about property taxes and serve residents during these difficult times.
"I am delighted to be co-sponsoring this important seminar during these difficult times. Educating the public about the assessment process has been a top priority for me," Northfield Township Assessor Damisch said. "My staff and I have over 65 years of combined experience in the field and despite COVID restrictions can assist in every step of the appeal process. We look forward to serving residents' needs."
Last year, Commissioner Britton and Assessor Kaegi held eight property tax appeal seminars throughout the district, including several in Northfield Township with Assessor Damisch. Most recently, members of Assessor Kaegi’s outreach team held one-on-one sessions at Commissioner Britton’s Glenview district office to assist constituents with questions directly related to their tax bills.
About Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton:
As Commissioner of the 14th District, Scott Britton represents the residents of more than a dozen municipalities in the Northfield, Wheeling, and Palatine Townships. Commissioner Britton serves on 16 committees, including as Chair of the Rules Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations and Building and Zoning Committees. In addition, as Commissioner of the Cook County Forest Preserve, he serves on 11 committees, including as Vice-Chair of the Botanic Garden, Worker’s Compensation, and Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committees. Commissioner Britton grew up in a small farming community in Central Illinois and made his home in the northern suburbs where he raised his two children, both proud products of Glenview public schools. Connect with us at: www.CommissionerScottBritton.com, Facebook.com/CommissionerBritton, or Twitter.com/CmsrBritton.