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The county assessor claims I have more square footage than I do. How to remedy this?

This is causing more annual property tax am I correct? by steve.hamlin291 from Skokie, Illinois. Jun 13th 2014 Reply


Craig Perry (cjperry@obdurocapital.com)
#18 ranked lender in Iowa - 8 contributions

Mr. Hamlin,If you have not already, my advice would be to contact your local tax assessor directly to file an appeal. The process in the State of Illinois is detailed below:http://tax.illinois.gov/localgovernment/PropertyTax/appeals.htmIf this does not resolve the issue to your satisfaction, you can then contact the Property Tax Appeal Board:http://www.ptab.illinois.gov/I hope this helps with your situation, and good luck with the process!CP

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Michelle Curtis Loan Originator NMLS 401173 (EmbassyFundingLLC)
#76 ranked lender in Florida - 2,240 contributions

Yes you need to file an appeal with tax assessor.

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Jason Vondrak (jvondrak)
#221 ranked lender in California - 1,741 contributions

Like others have stated, file an appeal with your county tax accessory.

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Steven Ceceri (CreativeFinancingOptionsGroup)
#36 ranked lender in Massachusetts - 723 contributions

Hi Steve! Assuming you feel that you are correct, you should have documentation to support your measurements. Also, you should concern yourself with the fact that any previous appraisal that has been completed on your property may have relied on the Tax Assessors measurements of your square footage and as such, if this measurement was more than the actual square footage, the True Value of your Home may have been overstated. Just wanted to put my thoughts into this string of comments for you to ponder. Also, this is actually the 1st time I have ever heard of someone suggesting the square footage that was being assessed was more than they actually had as it is usually the other way around for many reasons! Good Luck!

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William J Acres (William_Acres)
#1 ranked lender in Arizona - 8,588 contributions

All county assessors allow you to appeal your tax bill.. when it comes to square footage, each county will have a different process to prove you change.. some might require an appraisal, other counties might send a county employee to measure, etc.. but if the square footage is higher with the assessor than your actual home, then yes, it would cause your property taxes to be higher.. .. I'm a Broker here in Scottsdale AZ and I only lend in Arizona. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. William J. Acres, Lender411's number ONE lender in Arizona. 480-287-5714 WilliamAcres.com

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