Take Control of your property taxes!

Serving Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois.

Please check our “Calendar/Deadlines” to determine when your township will be open for appeal.

About Us

We are a team of Attorneys, Tax Consultants and Appraisers that collaborate to help homeowners and businesses appeal their property taxes. We use modern data-driven approach and years of experience. Our goal is to reduce your property tax assessment and significantly lower your property tax bill. 

Why Choose Us

EXPERIENCED

Our knowledgeable team of professionals has years of experience handling all aspects of the appeal process, including in-depth research, data and evidence gathering, case preparation, and appeal submission.

Personalized Property Tax Services

Tailoring Property Tax strategies to meet each client's unique needs and circumstances, ensuring personalized and effective solutions.

Cost-Effective Solutions

Striving to provide cost-effective Property Tax services. If We don’t save your money, we don’t get paid.

Accessible Communication

Maintaining open lines of communication with clients through timely responses to inquiries and regular updates on case progress.

How it works

We understand that the property tax appeal process can be overwhelming and confusing. That’s why we’ve developed a streamline approach to help make the process as easy as possible for our clients.

Step 1

Unlock your potential savings
We know your frustration when you receive your property tax bill, please don’t wait until last minute to file your appeal. Most of the property owners don’t even know their rights to appeal property taxes. Yes, you can do it every year and it’s free to file it.

Please send us email, it only takes 3 minutes and can save you a thousand dollars each year.

Step 2

Sit back and let us do the work.
We will send you authorization forms.

Once we receive signed forms, we will make analysis and inform you if filing the appeal would provide a favorable outcome for your file. If yes, we may send you email with additional document request (settlement statement, photos, permits…).

When your appeal is complete, you will receive a confirmation email.

Step 3

Enjoy your savings.
Once we receive a decision from a government agency, we will send you email with a result letter and next step to save you more money if it possible.

Once we have you in our database you don’t have to worry about your potential tax savings next year. We’ll send you our reminder with our recommendations.

FAQ

 Appeals normally are processed through 2 county agencies – the Cook County Assessor’s
Office and the Cook County Board of Review.
 You are not required to file first at the Assessor’s office to seek tax relief at the Board of
Review.  However, you must at least file an appeal at the Board of Review to seek tax
relief at the State Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB).
 You may file with any appeal agency as often as you feel necessary to achieve a fair tax
adjustment on any given year, not just in the first triennial reassessment year.
 Appeal reviewers may take as long as 3 to 5 months to finalize a decision on your tax
complaint, but your tax savings can last as long as 3 years.
 All tax savings granted by the Assessor and Board of Review will appear on your second
installment tax bill.  PTAB reductions can be granted only as refunds.
 There are 38 townships in Cook County with 2 specific deadlines for each — initial filing
deadlines and re-review deadlines. Because we must monitor and meet 76 deadlines
within 6 months, it is impossible to contact each taxpayer while cases are actively
undergoing the review process.
 When appealing property taxes, patience is a must! You will be informed, once your case
is finally decided.

Yes. If you don’t think your assessment was reduced sufficiently, you can ask the Board of
Review to reduce the assessment further.

No, we don’t charge you for those years unless we find additional savings and appeal again
within the tri-annual period.

There are 2 stages to the property tax appeal process with Cook County: the Cook County
Assessors Office, and the Cook County Board of Review. When we file at the first stage, the
Cook County Assessor’s Office, the appeal process can take 8-12 weeks from the date of your
township closing. The second  stage is with the Cook County Board of Review. This 2nd stage
can take an additional 8-12 weeks.

All exemptions and savings will be reflected on your second installment bill of the following
year. For example, you will start paying your 2023 tax bill beginning with the 1st installment tax
bill of 2024. The first installment bill will always be 55% of the previous year’s tax bill. The
2nd  installment will reflect the savings and exemptions.

The assessor must reassess every parcel of property in Cook County every three years to reflect
changes in value over that period.  In other years, your assessment can change due to an increase
in occupancy, new construction, or other factors.

There are numerous property tax exemptions available to Illinois property owners, including
those for homeowners, senior citizens, longtime homeowners, home improvements, returning
and disabled veterans, and disabled persons. Our attorneys can assess your situation and make a
compelling case for the exemption you deserve.

Here is a link for all types of exemptions: https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/exemptions

You can appeal every year if there is a basis for filing.

Assessed Value x State Equalization Factor x Local Tax Rate = Total Tax Before Exemptions.

 City Tri: 2021, 2024, 2027 – all City of Chicago townships
 North Tri: 2019, 2022, 2025 – all Cook County townships north of North Avenue not in
the City of Chicago
 South Tri: 2020, 2023, 2026 – all Cook County townships south of North Avenue not in
the City of Chicago
Below is the Cook County property tax assessment schedule listed by township in alphabetical
order:

COOK COUNTY TOWNSHIP          RE-ASSESSMENT PERIOD
Barrington                                       2019, 2022, 2025
Berwyn                                             2020, 2023, 2026
Bloom                                               2020, 2023, 2026
Bremen                                            2020, 2023, 2026
Calumet                                           2020, 2023, 2026
Cicero                                               2020, 2023, 2026
Elk Grove                                         2019, 2022, 2025
Evanston                                          2019, 2022, 2025
Hanover                                           2019, 2022, 2025

Hyde Park                                        2021, 2024, 2027
Jefferson                                          2021, 2024, 2027
Lake                                                  2021, 2024, 2027
Lakeview                                          2021, 2024, 2027
Lemont                                             2020, 2023, 2026
Leyden                                              2019, 2022, 2025
Lyons                                                2020, 2023, 2026
Maine                                                2019, 2022, 2025
New Trier                                          2019, 2022, 2025
Niles                                                  2019, 2022, 2025
North                                                 2021, 2024, 2027
Northfield                                         2019, 2022, 2025

Norwood Park                                  2019, 2022, 2025
Oak Park                                            2020, 2023, 2026
Orland                                                2020, 2023, 2026

Palatine                                              2019, 2022, 2025
Palos                                                   2020, 2023, 2026

Proviso                                                2020, 2023, 2026

Rich                                                      2020, 2023, 2026

River Forest                                        2020, 2023, 2026
Riverside                                             2020, 2023, 2026
Rogers Park                                        2021, 2024, 2027

Schaumburg                                       2019, 2022, 2025
South                                                   2021, 2024, 2027
Stickney                                               2020, 2023, 2026

Thornton                                             2020, 2023, 2026
West Chicago                                      2021, 2024, 2027
Wheeling                                             2019, 2022, 2025

Worth                                                   2020, 2023, 2026

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