Residential Hearings

A hearing is your chance to stand before one of the Board of Review Analysts or Deputies to explain why your property assessment should be reduced. It is an opportunity to present your evidence and any special circumstances surrounding your assessment.

Hearings (FAQ #15 & #16) are scheduled by township. Once your completed “Board Complaint Form” is submitted, you will receive a hearing notice in the mail. Taxpayers that appeal at the Board of Review have a right to a hearing; however, if the taxpayers have nothing additional to add to their appeal, they do not need a hearing and may waive their right to that hearing.  Taxpayers will not be penalized for waiving their right to a hearing.  Further, Board of Review analysts use the same analytical process for files that receive files as those that do not receive hearings. Typically, taxpayers attend hearings if they believe the Board of Review would no be able to ascertain some unique circumstances particular to their property that cannot be conveyed by written submission.  If you choose to attend the hearing, you must bring all of the required supplemental documents with you to the hearing.  This may include a photograph of your property's exterior and the photographs and property identification numbers of other property's you wish to compare to your property.  Additional evidence could include affidavits or other documentation such as an appraisal or flood/fire report.  Taxpayers who choose to supplement their complaint with evidence are encouraged to submit a signed statement setting fourth the reasons why they believe their property is over assessed.  Please refer to Rule14 of the Official Rules of the Board of Review regarding timeliness of filing documents for appeal.

What to bring:
• Copies of any evidence you wish to submit
• Your “Single Family Home and 6 or Less Apartments and Comps”
• Your “Appeal Based on Lack of Uniformity”
• Anything you feel might help your case

Hearings are held in our main downtown office at:

Main Office - Cook County Board of Review
County Building, Room 601, 118 N. Clark St., Chicago IL 60602
312/603-5542, Hours: 9am-5pm

Appeal forms are accepted at any of the following locations or you may file a complaint online:

Bridgeview Office - Cook County Board of Review, Bridgeview Satellite Office
10200 S. 76th Ave, Room 237, Bridgeview, IL 60455
5th Municipal District, Circuit Court Building
708/974-6074, Hours: 9am-5pm

Markham Office - Cook County Board of Review, Markham Satellite Office
16501 Kedzie Ave., Room 237, Markham, IL 60426
6th Municipal District, Circuit Court Building
708/232-4258, Hours: 9am-5pm

Maywood Office - Cook County Board of Review, Maywood Satellite Office
1500 S. Maybrook Drive, Room 082, Maywood, IL 60153
4th Municipal District, Circuit Court Building
708/865-5508, Hours: 9am-5pm

Rolling Meadows - Cook County Board of Review, Rolling Meadows Satellite Office
2121 Euclid Ave., Room 237, Rolling Meadows, IL 60098
3rd Municipal District, Circuit Court Building
847/818-2067, Hours: 9am-5pm

Skokie Office - Cook County Board of Review, Skokie Satellite Office
5600 Old Orchard Rd., Room 155, Skokie, IL 60076
2nd Municipal District, Circuit Court Building
847/470-7522, Hours: 9am-5pm