Property Tax Appeals | Chicago Association of REALTORS®



Ensure your clients know how to appeal their property tax assessments to avoid overpaying. Here is a streamlined overview of how to work with your clients on what can be a complicated issue.

Properties in Cook County are reassessed every three years , and property taxes are based on these assessments. By appealing your assessment, you may be able to significantly reduce your property tax bill. Once assessment notices are mailed, by township, a property owner has 30 days to file an appeal.

If unsuccessful at Assessor’s office, owners can appeal once more to the Board of Review, which follows another schedule. See the FAQs for more information!

Notify your clients when their township opens!

Township Schedule

Important Notes

  • There is no cost to a property owner to file an appeal
  • When you appeal to the Assessor or Board of Review, there is no chance an assessment will be increased as a result of appeal. In other words, there is no penalty; when an owner appeals, the assessment will either remain the same or be lowered.
  • Use our infographic to guide your clients through the appeals process visually.
  • There are many tax professionals that can assist your clients with the process. Here is a list of C.A.R. member tax professionals.

CAR Member Perk –

A  valuable, free REALTOR® marketing tool to assist your clients with their property tax appeals, this facilitated Cook County property tax appeal service will allow you to continuously market to registered taxpayers. Position yourself as a “trusted-advisor” which will assist in developing your business. This is a free and easy way to educate clients on property taxes and help protect the market value of homes. is a web-based application which facilitates residential property tax appeals in Cook County, developed by seasoned Cook County property tax attorneys in the CAR affiliate program. The entire appeal process is managed by

CAR Members Who Specialize in Property Tax Consulting

Molly Phelan
Much Shelist, P.C.

Office: 312.521.2679

George Relias
Relias & Tsonis, LLC

(312) 428-3021

Stella Black
Berkshire Hathaway


Kurt Fujio
Kurt F. Fujio, Attorney at Law

(312) 798-9652

Anastasia Poulopoulos
Anastasia M. Poulopoulos, Ltd.

(312) 545-9252

Dimitri Trivizas
Dimitrios P. Trivizas, Ltd.
(312) 256-7333

Jason R. Terrell 
Certified Illinois Assessing Officer
(888) 959-4824