Riverside Township residents looking to appeal their 2011 property tax assessments can get a bit of advice later this month courtesy of a seminar hosted by Riverside Township Assessor Fran Sitkiewicz.
Sitkiewicz and Cook County Board of review Commissioner Dan Patlak will educate taxpayers on how to file and present evidence for a successful appeal at a seminar scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road in Riverside.
“Property taxes are high enough already without having to pay extra because of an inaccurate assessment,” Patlak said in a press release. “Our office is here to assist property owners who are over assessed. The seminars are designed to clarify the assessment appeal process. Taxpayers who make a convincing case for assessment reduction will receive the tax relief to which they are entitled.”
Patlak will outline the appeal process, and attendees will be able to get advice from Patlak’s staff, who will address their questions. The seminar is open to the public. There is no fee to file an appeal. Taxpayers should bring their most recent tax bill.
Riverside Township taxpayers can appeal their assessments until Oct. 6. Taxpayers may also file an appeal online at www.cookcountyboardofreview.com.