Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has announced that reassessment notices were mailed to close to 3,000 single-family and 1,000 condominium homeowners in River Forest Township. Reassessment notices contain proposed values for property Tax Year 2017, which will be reflected on Second-Installment Tax Bills to be mailed and due in the summer of 2018. Each year, the Cook County Assessor’s Office reassesses one-third of the nearly 1.8 million parcels of property located in Cook County. For homes, “Assessed Value” is 10 percent of market value; businesses’ Assessed Value is 25 percent of Market Value. As always, tax years are billed and due for payment in the following calendar year. The deadline for appeals for River Forest Township is March 7, 2017. Assessor Berrios stressed that homeowners do not need an attorney to file an appeal. There is no fee. A single-family homeowner may compare his or her assessment to those of similar homes. The proposed assessments for River Forest Township will be published in the Daily Forest Leaves on February 16, 2017. The Assessor’s web site (www.cookcountyassessor.com) also allows taxpayers to search for assessment information on reassessed properties. Anyone may search for assessment information using a 14-digit Property Index Number (PIN) or by typing in an address.