What We Do

You are in the right place if you own an apartment building with more than six units or a property that contains a combination of stores with apartments totaling 7 or more units.

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A hearing is your chance to stand before a Commissioner or one of the Board of Review 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.

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Do you have everything you need to file before your township closes? Your complaint must be filed within the 30-day appeal period designated each year for the township in which your property is located.

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After every complaint in a township has been reviewed by the three staffs at the Board of Review, and the decisions have been received by taxpayers, the Commissioners allow taxpayers to file for Re-Review.

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A hearing is your chance to stand before one of the Board of Review Analysts to explain why your property assessment should be reduced. It is an opportunity to present your evidence and any special circumstances surrounding your assessment. Taxpayers that appeal at the Board of Review have a right to a hearing, however, it is not mandatory to attend and you may waive your right to a hearing.

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Welcome to the Commercial / Industrial section. Please note that corporations must be represented by counsel. We have tried to anticipate the needs of the commercial property owner.

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Individual taxpayers may represent themselves before the Board of Review. If property is owned by a Corporation or an LLC, the property has to be appealed by an Attorney. A consultant MAY NOT represent a homeowner at the BOR. Taxpayers must file an Appeal on or before the date established as the official closing date for the Township in which the property is located.

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Practice before the Property Tax Appeal Board. For attorneys involved with practice before the Property Tax Appeal Board, consult the following:

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The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) grants, to qualified organizations, property tax exemptions. In order to qualify for a property tax exemption, your organization must be exclusively beneficent and charitable, religious, educational, or governmental and own the property that is used exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or governmental purposes and not leased or used for profit. Being deemed as non-profit by the IRS does not automatically qualify an organization for a property tax exemption.

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Brief should state what previous appraised value was (and settlement value) and current new appraised value with copies of transmittal letter and summary/recapitulation sheet from older appraisal

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Welcome to the Residential Filing section. You are in the right place if you own a single family home, small apartment building, or mixed-use property (commercial/residential) with less than 7 total units and less than 20,000 total square feet.

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A hearing is your chance to stand before one of the Board of Review Analysts to explain why your property assessment should be reduced. It is an opportunity to present your evidence and any special circumstances surrounding your assessment. Taxpayers that appeal at the Board of Review have a right to a hearing, however, it is not mandatory to attend and you may waive your right to a hearing. Taxpayers will not be penalized for waiving their right to a hearing.

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Welcome to the Vacant Land Filing section. To make your appeal process easier, you'll find the necessary forms at left. Please complete these and an original Board of Review Complaint Form, which can be picked up at any B.O.R. office or by calling 312-603-5542.

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