Commissioner Dan Patlak to Conduct Tax Appeal Seminars in Rich Township

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—March 15, 2011.  The office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will conduct two assessment appeal seminars in Rich Township. The first seminar will be hosted by Rich Township Assessor Carol Ranieri along with the Village of Park Forest and the Village of Richton Park, respectively.

The hour-long seminars will educate taxpayers on the overall process, explaining how to file and present evidence for a successful appeal.

“Property taxes are high enough already without having to pay extra because of an inaccurate assessment,” said Patlak. “Our office is here to assist property owners who are over assessed.  Our seminars are designed to de-mystify the assessment appeal process.  Taxpayers who make a convincing case for assessment reduction will receive the tax relief to which they are entitled,” stated Commissioner Patlak.

Times and locations of seminars are as follows:

  • March 17, 2011 : 6:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466          
  • March 22, 2011: 6:30 p.m. at the Village of Richton Park, 4455 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, Il 60471

The Cook County Board of Review listens to, and rules on, appeals from taxpayers asking for property tax relief.  Last year, the Board reviewed over 436,000 appeals. Fulfilling his promise to work full-time at the Board of Review, Commissioner Patlak is one of the most qualified individuals to ever occupy a Board seat. As a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer, he is professionally trained in property valuation, having worked as an analyst at the Board for eight years and as a local Township Assessor in Wheeling Township. Patlak is also a licensed real estate broker.

For more information, taxpayers are invited to call (312) 603-3644.

Source: Village of Park Forest