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Posted on: July 15, 2022

WE ARE OPEN FOR APPEALS!

WE ARE OPEN FOR APPEALS!  

 

LAST DATE TO FILE: AUGUST 19, 2022 (NO EXCEPTIONS!) 

 

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi has mailed the 2022 tax year Reassessment Notices for property in New Trier Township. The most common grounds of appeal are: “lack of uniformity” — i.e., nearby properties with similar characteristics to your property (livable square footage, age, construction materials, etc.) are assessed at a lower value per LIVABLE square foot than your property — and “overvaluation” (either the price paid for your property in a recent arms’ length sale or the appraised value stated in an appraisal made by a licensed Illinois appraiser within the past 6-8 months is lower than the Assessor’s market value for your property). You can also appeal based on factual error — e.g., the livable square footage of the house is 2,000 SF not 3,000 SF as stated in the Assessor’s records. 

 

You can appeal your assessed value online (the Assessor’s preferred method) or by filing a paper appeal. Either way, we can assist you with preparation. If possible, the best way to reach us for assistance is via email to either jchurchwell@newtriertownship.com or Deputy Assessor Len Shifflett, lshifflett@newtriertownship.com.  

 

PLEASE include your name, address, telephone number, PIN (if you have it available), and EXACTLY what you wish us to do.  Or call us (847.446.8200) and leave the information. Please don’t call more than once. We will not be able to return phone calls immediately, and repeat requests will just slow things down. 

 

For everyone’s protection, please do not come to the office without an appointment. New Trier Township requires masks in the office, and so do we. Our office area is small and cannot accommodate more than a couple of people at a time. 

 

We will have Sign-In sheets and information for those who don’t wish to wait in the office. 

 

Jan Churchwell

New Trier Township Assessor

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