The Schaumburg Township Assessor’s office is a liaison to the Cook County Assessor’s office. The mission of the Assessor’s office is to assist Schaumburg Township residents with accurate and prompt service. Our office utilizes computerized software linked to the Cook County Assessor’s records, allowing staff to access information on properties within Schaumburg Township.
Enjoy a meeting with Assessor Lawson! Come meet your Township Assessor John Lawson to learn about your property assessment or how to file appeals. The program allows township residents with five or more guests to host a private seminar/presentation with Assessor Lawson to discuss property tax-related issues, concerns or questions. The presentation can be held at a resident’s home (yard/patio), local library or in the local community. Some of the areas discussed are:
To host your own Coffee with the Assessor or for assistance regarding county-related questions, please call the Assessor’s Office at 847-884-0030 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Property owners have three venues through which they may appeal their assessments. The first place you may appeal is the Cook County Assessor’s Office. If you do not appeal to the County Assessor, or if the reduction granted is too small, you may then appeal to the Cook County Board of Review. Your last chance for assessment reduction is with the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB). However, you may not appeal to the PTAB unless you have already appealed to the Board of Review.
The Cook County Assessor’s Office has a step-by-step guide to assist you with filing your appeal online by clicking here. Create a new account here.
Below is an explanation of the various residential property tax exemptions.
The Homeowner Exemption is available to owners of single family homes, condominiums, cooperatives and apartment buildings of six units or less. The property must have been occupied by its current or previous owner as his or her principle residence on January 1st of the tax year for which the exemption is granted. Homeowner Exemptions are automatically applied only if received the prior year. The exemption will be applied on your 2nd installment of your property tax bill. This exemption reduces the home’s Equalized Assessed Value (EAV) a minimum of $10,000.
Homeowner’s Exemption Application
To be eligible for the Senior Exemption, which will reduce your equalized, assessed value by $8,000, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Senior Citizens receiving a Senior Citizen Exemption automatically receive a Homeowners Exemption and do not have to apply separately. Homeowners who received the Senior Citizen Exemption the prior year will need to apply every year for this exemption.
Senior Citizen Exemption Application
You must file each year in order to continue to receive the Senior Freeze Exemption. Requirements must be met each year to receive the freeze.
Senior Freeze Exemption Application
Returning Veterans’ Exemption Application
Disabled Veterans’ Homeowners Exemption Application
Disabled Persons’ Exemption Application
Cook County residents who overpaid on their property tax bill may be eligible for a refund. Residents can check eligibility by visiting cookcountytreasurer.com and entering their property address information. The following video from the office of Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas gives step-by-step instructions on how to apply to receive your refund.
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