The office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will conduct three assessment appeal seminars in Lyons Township. The seminars will be hosted by Lyons Assessor Barbara Weyrick along with Mayor of Willow Springs Alan Nowaczyk, Mayor of Justice Krzysztof (Kris) Wasowicz and Mayor of Countryside Robert Conrad, respectively.
The hour-long seminars will educate taxpayers on the overall process, explaining how to file and present evidence for a successful appeal.
“Property taxes are high enough already without having to pay extra because of an inaccurate assessment,” said Patlak. “Our office is here to assist property owners who are over assessed. Our seminars are designed to de-mystify the assessment appeal process. Taxpayers who make a convincing case for assessment reduction will receive the tax relief to which they are entitled,” stated Commissioner Patlak.
Times and locations of seminars are as follows:
- March 3, 2011: 7:00 p.m. - Justice Village Hall, 7800 S. Archer, Justice, IL 60458
- March 8, 2011: 7:00 p.m. - Community Center, 8156 Archer, Willow Springs, IL 60480
- March 16, 2011: 7:00 p.m. - Countryside Village Hall, 5550 East Avenue, Countryside, IL 60525
The Cook County Board of Review listens to, and rules on, appeals from taxpayers asking for property tax relief. Last year, the Board reviewed over 439,000 appeals. Fulfilling his promise to work full-time at the Board of Review, Commissioner Patlak is one of the most qualified individuals to ever occupy a Board seat. As a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer, he is professionally trained in property valuation, having worked as an analyst at the Board for eight years and as a local Township Assessor in Wheeling Township. Patlak is also a licensed real estate broker.
For more information, taxpayers are invited to call (312) 603-3644.