Representatives from the Cook County Assessor's Office
, along with Palatine Township Assessor Terry Kelly, will present all the information needed to file a property tax appeal at 7 p.m.
The Cook County Assessor's Office
has informed all townships of a small number of miscalculations on the property bills, such as in Wheeling Township.
Once completed, appeals are reviewed, and decisions are made by the Cook County Assessor's Office
. Decision letters and emails will be sent to the appellant after the close of appeals, which can take up to three months.
These costs and this culture have too long been the calling card of the Cook County Assessor's Office
. A new assessor has demonstrated not just an interest in addressing them but the skill and energy to back it up.
The questions raised about correct assessments and tax breaks will be resolved by the Cook County Assessor's Office
. With so many issues and decisions to be made, the misuse of the Recall Ordinance is an unnecessary distraction for our elected and appointed officials and staffs as well as our citizens.
The Cook County assessor's office
said Wednesday it's planning to inspect the property that's at the heart of a recall effort against Wheeling Village President Pat Horcher to determine if he and his family are paying their fair share of taxes.
Kolssak said the recall effort largely stems from allegations by resident Deborah Wilson that Horcher and his family have received tax breaks on their farm south of McHenry and Wieland roads by submitting incorrect farmland affidavits to the Cook County assessor's office
. Submitting those forms every year allows acreage used for farming to be assessed at lower levels than other commercial properties.
"The Cook County Assessor's Office
thoroughly reviewed this original questionnaire and affidavit," spokesman Tom Shaer wrote in an email Tuesday, adding that the office expects to have further information Wednesday.
Lawson, along with State Senator Laura Murphy, State Representative Michelle Mussman, Cook County Commissioner Timothy Schneider and the Township Mayors (Craig Johnson Elk Grove Village, William McLeod Hoffman Estates, Rodney Craig Hanover Park, Len Prejna Rolling Meadows, Andrew Maglio Roselle, Al Larson Schaumburg, Billie Roth Streamwood) in conjunction with the Cook County Assessor's Office
, will host an educational appeals seminar on September 5th from 6:30-8:30pm.
Representatives of the Cook County Assessor's Office
will explain how property taxes are calculated and explore tips on how to file a successful appeal.
The township assessor's office can assist property owners regarding the appeals process and filing, but appeals should be filed with the Cook County assessor's office
. Any questions can be directed to the Schaumburg Township assessor's office at (847) 884-0030 from 8:30 a.m.