Assessor Patricia K. Damisch
Northfield Township Assessor
Patricia K. Damisch CIAO
Appealing Your 2015 Taxes (Payable in 2016)
The Assessor staff at Northfield Township helped over 100 citizens who were interested in filing appeals with the Cook County Assessor this past summer. There will be one final chance to appeal the value of your property if you missed this recent opportunity. The Cook County Board of Review will accept appeals from Northfield Township for a four-week period this fall. As soon as the Cook County Assessor finishes the processing of the complaints received and certifies the numbers, the Board of Review will open. We estimate this will happen in November 2015. Check the Cook County Board of Review's complete listing of which Townships are open for appeals at www.cookcountyboardofreview.com. We will also host a seminar given by Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak during the appeal time. More information on the seminar will be posted on this website as it becomes available.
Summer 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.
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.