Assessor Patricia K. Damisch
Northfield Township Assessor
Patricia K. Damisch CIAO
Spring 2015 Update
It is not necessary to reapply for the homeowner's exemption once your property receives it. However, all other exemptions must be applied for annually. If you forgot to file for your senior exemption or senior freeze exemption for the 2014 tax bill you must send into the Cook County Assessor a certificate of error form in addition to your exemption application. The forms are available at the Township office or at the Cook County Assessor's website www.cookcountyassessor.com.
Northfield Township property owners will next have an opportunity to contest their assessed value with the Cook County Assessor's office for a four week period beginning July 31st. Staff at the Township can assist you in determining whether your home is being over assessed. Call or come by our offices now so that you are ready to file when the appeal period begins!
A second opportunity to appeal the 2015 taxes that will be due in 2016 will occur when the Cook County Board of Review begins accepting protests. Since the Board of Review must wait until the Cook County Assessor is done reviewing the appeals he receives, it is impossible to know the exact date the appeal period will begin.
Any reductions received will only effect the 2015 tax year. In 2016 Northfield Township will be reassessed and all values will change at that time.
Property Tax Information Website
Cook County has a one stop property tax information website enabling residents to access more information than ever in one location. This property tax portal accessed at www.cookcountypropertyinfo.com combines information from various county offices into one unified site, allowing residents access to a streamlined process to handle all their property tax issues. Taxpayers will no longer need to visit up to six county offices to piece together the record on their properties-that information is now all found on the Property Tax Portal.
Residents are able to access information on assessment appeals to the Board of Review; ownership and liens from the Recorder of Deeds; payments and refunds from the Treasurer; valuation, exemptions and appeals from the Assessor; prior bill statuses, delinquencies and Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIF) information from the Clerk and a plethora of other helpful information.
The site also includes a link that explains how property taxes work with an easy to understand flow chart. Another feature is that taxpayers may conduct a search by Taxing District name to view debt disclosures and /or download any financial statement uploaded by a particular agency.