JOSEPH BERRIOS

COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR

COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE 118 NORTH CLARK STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60602 PHONE: 312.443.7550 FAX: 312.603.3352

Dear Property Owner, The Cook County Assessor's Office is required by law to reassess your property every three years. A reassessment is the first step in determining your share of local property taxes. In an effort to make the assessment process as transparent and accessible as possible, my office has revised your notice to include more information than ever. On the reverse side, you will find your proposed 2011 assessment. You will also find an estimated market value for your property, an assessment history, mortgage and release information, and a total annual property tax amount. I have also included sample comparables of other properties in your neighborhood. It is important that you carefully review the information on this notice, as any change in assessed value will be reflected on your second-installment tax bill payable in 2012. Many factors, including foreclosures and changes in the market, contribute to determining value. However, the main consideration is sales of similar properties in your area. We strive for fairness and accuracy in our work at the Assessor’s Office. If you believe that we have made an error, please file a residential appeal form by the deadline date indicated on the reverse side of this letter. You can file an appeal by visiting any of our offices listed below, or you can file online by visiting our Web site at www.cookcountyassessor.com. It is not necessary to hire an attorney to appeal your assessment. To obtain property comparables, you may also consult the following newspaper(s): Forest Leaves on May 19, 2011 (or a following issue). A copy of these papers may also be found at your local library.

I will continue to look for additional ways to make the assessment process easier to navigate and understand for all Cook County homeowners. Sincerely,

Joseph Berrios Cook County Assessor
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COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICES
DOWNTOWN 118 N. Clark St., 3rd Floor (312)443-7550 TDD (312)603-6181 SKOKIE 5600 Old Orchard Rd. Rm. 149 (847)470-7237 BRIDGEVIEW 10200 S. 76th Ave. Rm. 237 (708)974-6451 ROLLING MEADOWS 2121 Euclid Ave. Rm. 237 (847)818-2444 MARKHAM 16501 S. Kedzie Ave. Rm. 237 (708)232-4100