Frequently Asked Questions About Assessor
You can apply for a Certificate of Error at our office or the county Assessor’s office and receive a refund on the extra taxes you paid for the most recent three years. If you have not yet paid this year’s bill, call the county Assessor to receive your exemptions and get your tax bill changed.
It will appear on the second installment property tax bill for the year in which you appealed.
No. Our office will help you file an appeal.
You can appeal your assessment every year at the Cook County Assessor’s Office, the Cook County Board of Review, and the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB). If you wish to file an appeal, you must do so by filing during the times set aside by the individual entities.
You can gather evidence here at the Maine Township Assessor’s Office or on the Cook County Assessor’s web site.
No, an attorney is not needed to file a residential appeal at the Assessor’s Office or the Cook County Board of Review. Rules vary for non-residential property.
I received a reduction in my assessment from an appeal but it is not reflected on my First Installment Property Tax Bill. Why?
In general, any reduction made on your assessment will be reflected on your Second Installment Tax Bill.
I did not receive my Homeowners and Senior Exemption on my First Installment Property Tax Bill. Why?
All exemptions for which you have applied for, and are entitled to receive, will be reflected on the Second Installment Tax Bill.