Your Cook County property tax bill is online two weeks early!
Your property tax bills are due August 1, 2018, have been posted on the Cook County Treasurer website. Property owners will be able to pay their tax bill online free of charge with their bank accounts. Fees do apply to credit card payments. No cash, no check, or stamps. You will also be able to download a copy of your Tax Bill from the website.
To make a payment you will need to go to cookcountytreasurer.com:
- Select “Make an Online Payment”
- Enter your Property Index Number or Address
Bills are to be mailed out at the beginning of July, with the due date of August 1, 2018.
Please join us at our annually Farmers Market starting July 1!
We are now open to appeal your property tax assessments for 2018. David J. Avila Assessor’s office will be helping with appeals until March 29th; however you can still file with the Cook County Assessor’s office until April 2, 2018. We will also be having a Property tax assessment appeal workshop on Monday March 19 at 5:30 pm at the Berwyn Police Station Community Room at 6401 31st street.
The Berwyn Township Assessor's hours will be extended during the period of property tax appeals, from March 1 to March 29th, as follows:
Mondays – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday– 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays March 17 and 24 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
We will work on appeals for lack of uniformity, overvaluation, incorrect property description, purchase price, and uninhabitable property. If you believe the Cook County Assessor’s Office has the wrong square footage in their database, our office can contest the square footage for you; we will need your plat of survey.
We will also make sure you are receiving all the exemptions that apply to you and check if you are eligible for a refund for prior years.
Please contact our office for an appointment to appeal your property assessment. Walk-ins are welcome, but keep in mind that appointments will be priority.
We are still doing our “Socks for our Servicemen Program”. New socks donated will be taken to the Annual Winter Standown held on the Northside of Chicago. I volunteered in my first Standown two year ago and it left a great impression, especially as a son of a Vietnam Veteran. Since, the first Standown in 1993, this 3 day event has provided medical services, housing opportunities, employment assistance, food and clothing. This event is geared toward the hundreds of homeless veterans and veterans that need a helping hand. So, when you stop by, please drop off a brand new pair of socks if you can, thank you in advance.
For questions or concerns regarding your property taxes please don’t hesitate to call our office at (708)788-6600, email us, or visit us at our office located at 6600 W. 26th street, Berwyn, IL.
David J. Avila
Berwyn Township Assessor