A range of services related to property tax issues, and how to file for exemptions and receive refunds are available through the office.
Acting as a taxpayer advocate is an integral part of the Elk Grove Township Assessor’s daily work in serving Township residents. A variety of helpful services, resources and education related to property taxes, as well as assistance with filing for property tax appeals and exemptions, are available by visiting the office at 600 Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village (east entrance) or via phone and email.
This year’s second installment property tax bills could be delayed as late as December. When they finally arrive, the Elk Grove Township Assessor’s office will be available to answer any questions and to help residents determine if they are receiving all the exemptions that they deserve.
Elk Grove Township will experience Cook County’s triennial reassessment this year, so property assessments and taxes will change for many residents. Analysts on the Township staff will do research on behalf of residents to determine if the new property assessment is too high relative to other comparable properties. If the assessment is found to be questionable, the staff will assist residents in filing an appeal. Staff members will help to determine if there are reasons to correct the County’s data, and if errors are found, they will assist residents in filing corrections. Appeals and the corrections can, in some cases, result in significant tax savings.
Exemptions that are available to many Township residents include Homeowners, Senior, Senior Freeze, Disability, Disabled Veterans, Veterans and Returning Veterans. Township staff will assist residents in both determining if they are eligible for any of these exemptions and in applying for them. Also, exemptions that a resident has been correctly receiving can be mistakenly omitted by the County. In this case, staff will assist residents in getting their exemptions reinstated. Helpful information, such as the fact that exemptions are not ever reflected in the first property tax installment, is also shared with residents by staff members.
“Our primary goal in the Assessor’s Office is to serve the taxpayers of the Township,” said Elk Grove Township Assessor Connie Carosielli. “We are truly advocates for our residents and our staff of analysts works as a team to ensure they have accurate assessments and are aware of any exemptions or refunds available to them.”
Other services available through the Assessor’s Office include the staff working with the Cook County Treasurer’s Office to make name or address changes for property tax bills so that residents don’t have to travel downtown for this service. Free notary services are also available.
For questions, to schedule an appointment with the Assessor’s Office or to be added to an email that includes important information regarding property tax assessments and deadlines, please call 224-265-6110 or email email@example.com. For more information on services available through the Elk Grove Township Assessor’s Office, visit elkgrovetownship.com/assessor/.