Joint effort by Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced February 6
information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office
COOK COUNTY, Ill. (February 6, 2019) – Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi jointly announced changes to the Assessor’s website (cookcountyassessor.com) that will make it easier for taxpayers to access neighborhood-level data about comparable properties in their area. These changes will make it easier to review upcoming re-assessments in the northern suburbs as well as properties throughout the county.
Prior to the updates, Cook County taxpayers searched multiple areas of the Assessor’s website to review how a property’s square footage, building assessed value, and land assessed value compare to similar properties within a neighborhood. A discussion between Commissioner Morrison and Assessor Kaegi’s offices created a more streamlined design and data solution for the website, which was launched immediately.
“Our office will be transparent in how we determine a taxpayer’s assessment,” said Assessor Kaegi. “We’ll be publishing our models and code in the coming months and relaunching our website at a future date. But there are other smart changes, like this, that we can make immediately.”
For comparable property data and other information on assessments, residents can visit cookcountyassessor.com.