FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2019
Ted Mason (312) 590-3443
Cook County and Palatine Township officials to host Property Assessment Appeal Workshop in Rolling Meadows
Public invited to attend workshop that will help Palatine Township taxpayers understand proposed property reassessment values and assist with the appeal process
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. –August 12, 2019—Cook County Commissioners Kevin B. Morrison and Scott Britton, the Office of Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi, and Palatine Township Assessor Terry Kelly will co-host a Property Assessment Appeal Workshop on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Rolling Meadows Public Library for Palatine Township residents. The event, which is free and open to the public, will help taxpayers understand their proposed reassessment values and assist with the property assessment appeal process.
“I’m dedicated to ensuring that property assessments in my district are fair and accurate, and making sure that my constituents have the tools and resources they need to successfully appeal an inaccurate assessment is a big part of how I can fulfill that commitment,” said Commissioner Kevin Morrison. “I’m holding workshops like this across my district as property values are reassessed because I don’t want my constituents to pay a penny more than they should.”
The Office of the Cook County Assessor is responsible for setting fair and accurate values for property in Cook County and must, by law, periodically update the values. Done on a triennial cycle, reassessments of property values for the north and west suburbs will occur in 2019 and residents will have one month to file an appeal after their assessment is mailed. Assessment notices for Palatine Township were mailed on August 2nd and the deadline to file an appeal is September 3rd.
“I am pleased that we are able continue to bring the County Assessor’s Office and Township Assessors to residents, where they live, to ensure they have the information and resources they need to understand their triennial reassessment and take advantage of every avenue to ensure that it is equitable to their neighbors,” said Commissioner Scott Britton. “This is a complicated process, which is why my office is available throughout this entire process to answer questions, help residents fill out property tax appeal forms and find the needed comparable properties.”
The Property Assessment Appeal Workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (847)-519-7674 or email District15@CookCountyIL.gov. Details about the event are below.
Property Assessment Appeal Workshop
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 6–8 p.m.
Rolling Meadows Public Library – Community Room
3110 Martin Lane
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Hosted by: Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison, 15th District
Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton, 14th District
Office of Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi
Palatine Township Assessor Terry Kelly
About Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison: Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison represents the 15th District which includes the Townships of Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover and Schaumburg, as well as parts of Palatine and Wheeling Townships. A native of Elk Grove Village with a background in public service, Commissioner Morrison serves as Vice Chair of the Human Relations and Tax Delinquency committees and his core issues include improving access to mental health services and providing development opportunities and support for small businesses. For information, please contact the Commissioner’s office by calling (312) 603-6388 or visiting http://commissionerkevinbmorrison.org/