Lake County Illinois- How to protest your real estate taxes In Lake County,Illinois the real estate tax assessments (they used to be called blue cards) are mailed from the end of the summer to the middle of the November depending on the township you live. I live in Vernon Township and we are usually one of the last townships to receive our new real estate tax assessment.
Lake County residents have only 30 days after they receive their notice of assessment,(not 30 days after you receive your real estate bill),to file an appeal for that year. In other words, it is imperative at this time to act fast if your assessment was already mailed. Click here for the Lake County tax appeal deadlines for each of the townships.
According to the Lake County Chief County Assessment Office, for the most part Lake County residents will see assessment valuations lower for 2011. However, this does not necessarily mean that the residents will see lower property taxes, ie.. the tax rate may ultimately be [Read more…]