Moylan to Host Property Tax Seminar for Residents

The event will be held at the Des Plaines Public Library, located at 1501 Ellinwood St. in Des Plaines, Wednesday Sept. 2 at 6 p.m.

“The appeal process may seem intimidating at first, but once taxpayers are empowered with the proper information they will be able to navigate the process and hopefully reduce their property tax bill,” Moylan said. “While more needs to be done to lower property taxes in my district, making sure homes are assessed at the fair level is an important first step.”

The Cook County Board of Review is a quasi-judicial agency independent of the Cook County Assessor’s office. After each township reassessment is complete, the Board of Review opens to allow property owners to appeal the assessment set by the Assessor. The Board of Review decision sets the final county valuation on the property for that tax year.

The seminar will provide residents with information on how to appeal their property tax bill with the county. Residents of Maine and Elk Grove Township should bring their property tax bill, paperwork from any appraisal performed in the past 18 months, and a closing statement if the home was purchased within the last year.

The Board of Review opened their appeal period for Elk Grove and Maine Townships on August 17, and the period ends on September 15.

For more information, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent service office at 847-635-6821 or

Who: State Rep. Marty Moylan

State Sen. Dan Kotowski

Open to the Public

What: Property Tax Appeal Seminar w/Cook County Board of Review

When: 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2

Where: Des Plaines Public Library

1501 Ellinwood St.

Des Plaines, Ill