The Township of Lyons is now open for the 2015 appeal filing. The last day to file with our office will be June 8th by 3:30pm.
If the Cook County Assessor has placed a higher market value on your property compared to your appraisal or closing statement from the years 2012,2013, 2014 or 2015 this would be good supporting documentation. You will need to bring in two copies of either of these documents and we will assist you in filing a "manual appeal".
Other supporting documentation that could be helpful would be a market analysis or sales of comparable homes in your neighborhood. A market analysis can be done by a realtor and sales can be looked up by going to www.zillow.com or www.trulia.com
We can also run comparables for you based on the price per square foot of your home if you do not have any supporting documentation.
You may file online by going to www.cookcountyassessor.com When filing online you can add your comparables but you still can not send any supporting documentation as an attachment to your appeal. A manual appeal should be completed when you have supporting documentation. Manual appeals can be brought to the Township Assessor's office or mailed to the address on the appeal form. Please understand if you mail the appeal directly to Cook County we can not be responsible if it gets lost in the mail.
Our hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. We do not take appointments.
The office will be closed on Monday May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.
I and my staff remain committed to helping out our residents of Lyons Township.
Thank you all.
Barbara M. Weyrick, Assessor