Taxpayers can appeal their property taxes by filing this Soft Appeal Form between February 1- May 30, 2024. You can review your current tax status by doing a PIN Seach on the Will County Assessments website.
Taxpayers may have legitimate complaints if you can support the following:
- The assessor’s estimated market value is higher than current market value. (This claim can be supported if you have recently purchased your property on the open market with a valid sale or if you supply a professional appraisal for tax purposes.)
- The assessment of the property is based on inaccurate information, such as an incorrect measurement of a building or improvements which have been removed.
- The assessment is higher than those of similar house style, age, and size in your neighborhood, with the same amenities.
Evidence submitted with the soft appeal should include the following:
- Recent Sale: Closing papers
- Based on appraisal: Full Appraisal for Market Value purposes (not for Re-fi purposes)
- Based on Comparable Sales: 3 valid sales from your neighborhood of like properties. For example, if you are a 2 story home, the sale has to be of a 2 story home. Sales of unlike properties are not good indicators of Market Value.
- Based on Equity: 3 equity comparables from your neighborhood. For example, if you are a 2 story home, the comparables have to be of 2 story homes that are similar. It is good to stay within 500 square feet of your home. Amenities like covered decks/patios, enclosed porches, out buildings, and in ground pools are all assessable and make a difference in the assessed value.