About The Board of Review

Cook County Board of Review Attorneys Meeting Presentation 2021

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Employment Opportunities

JOB POSTING NOTICE  If you are interested in the above-listed position at the Board of Review, please email your resume and cover letter to BORHiring@cookcountyil.govAssessment AnalystThese positions may allow you to telecommute from your home in Cook County and or work physically on-premises in Chicago, IL 

Freedom of Information Act

Members of the public may make requests for inspection or for copies of public records for the Cook County Board of Review under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.  This Act provides that some records are exempt from inspection and copying. Methods to Obtain RecordsAll FOIA requests submitted to the Board of Review must include the following information:1. The name, mailing address and contact information of the requestor;2. A description of the records that are being requested;3. Whether the request is for commercial purposes.To make...

Helpful Links

Throughout our site, you will find many links to other agencies that will help you prepare your case for a lower assessment. Here's a handy resource list of some of our favorites: Government Information Cook County Property Tax Portal A Cook County website that offers one-stop shopping for property tax information.  The portal combines property tax information from the Cook County Assessor’s Office, the Board of Review, the Clerk’s Office, the Recorder of Deeds and the Treasurer’s Office into one unified site.  This site allows residents to have...

History of The Board of Review

The Cook County Board of Review is the largest real estate assessment appeal board in the United States, playing a vital role in calculating the $13 billion tax obligation for Cook County property owners.  In its last session, BOR reviewed and adjudicated nearly half a million assessment appeals. The Board of Review has heard appeals on assessments in Cook County since 1938. Until about twenty years ago, the Board of Review was a two-member Board of Appeals. To assist taxpayers, legislation passed by the 89th Illinois General Assembly in 1996 created the three-member Board...

Media Inquiries

Please submit all media inquiries to BORmediainquiries@cookcountyil.gov .

Surviving Spouse Abatement

 SURVIVING SPOUSE TAX ABATEMENTWHAT IS THE SURVIVING SPOUSE TAX ABATEMENT?The Cook County Board of Commissioners and the Chicago City Council have passed ordinances to authorize a property tax abatement in their jurisdictions for the surviving spouses of Cook County’s fallen heroes. The program serves surviving spouses of a fallen police officer, soldier or rescue worker. This program will recognize and honor the ongoing impact of this sacrifice on these families.WHO IS ELIGIBLE?The surviving spouse of a fallen police officer, soldier, or rescue worker who has not remarried. 35...

Welcome to the Board of Review

The Board of Review is a government office that provides the taxpayers of Cook County an opportunity to appeal the over-valuation of property assessments.The Board of Review consists of three Commissioners elected in three separate districts in Cook County.  The Board of Review is vested with quasi-judicial powers to adjudicate taxpayer complaints or recommend exempt status of real property, which includes: residential, commercial, industrial, condominium property, and vacant land. The Commissioners and entire staff at the Board of Review are dedicated to serving the taxpayers of...

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Cook County Board of Review.