Sunday, May 06, 2012

Dupage County Real Estate Tax Appeals

Planning on filing a real estate tax appeal? Dupage County property owners have an annual opportunity to appeal their assessments to the DuPage County Board of Review. The period during which an appeal may be filed begins on June 10th of the assessment year, and ends September 10th or thirty days after the publication of the township assessment roll, whichever is later.

An assessment appeal does not address the amount of the property tax bill, it is an attempt to prove that the assessed value overstates the property's market value, or is higher than the estimated value of similar properties.

If the property owner believes that their property is overassessed, they may file an assessment appeal.
A property owner must provide evidence to support their assessment appeal. The appeal can be based on market value, or based on assessment uniformity.

The assessor will also compile sales and/or uniformity comparables to present to the Board of Review. 
 
After the appeal deadline, Board of Review hearings are scheduled. Board of Review hearings are held at the DuPage County Government Center, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.

At the hearing, the appellant is given the opportunity to explain their. The Assessor or a Deputy Assessor will respond, and present an analysis of both the Appellant's Comparables and the Assessor's Comparables.

The Board of Review may ask questions of the appellant and the Assessor. After the hearing, the Board will render a decision. The decision is mailed to the property owner after all Board of Review action is completed for the tax year.

If a property owner is not satisfied by a decision of the Board of Review, they can appeal to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, or to the Circuit Court.

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