Redesigned website makes assessment info more accessible to Cook County residents

Joint effort by Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced February 6

information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office

COOK COUNTY, Ill. (February 6, 2019) – Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi jointly announced changes to the Assessor’s website (cookcountyassessor.com) that will make it easier for taxpayers to access neighborhood-level data about comparable properties in their area. These changes will make it easier to review upcoming re-assessments in the northern suburbs as well as properties throughout the county.

Prior to the updates, Cook County taxpayers searched multiple areas of the Assessor’s website to review how a property’s square footage, building assessed value, and land assessed value compare to similar properties within a neighborhood. A discussion between Commissioner Morrison and Assessor Kaegi’s offices created a more streamlined design and data solution for the website, which was launched immediately.
 
Allowing residents quick access to their property’s square footage, land assessment, and building assessment will provide important information needed to determine a property’s assessed value and provide a more transparent understanding of the fairness of a particular assessment. This information is also useful for taxpayers who wish to file an appeal.

“Our office will be transparent in how we determine a taxpayer’s assessment,” said Assessor Kaegi. “We’ll be publishing our models and code in the coming months and relaunching our website at a future date. But there are other smart changes, like this, that we can make immediately.”

For comparable property data and other information on assessments, residents can visit cookcountyassessor.com.

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