Board of Review
Information about the 2021 March Board of Review Session
From City Assessor Jason Yoakam:
It is my goal as the Assessor to make your appeal to the board as simple as possible. The Assessor’s Office is available to answer any questions you may have in navigating this process. Due to MDHHS restrictions, no in-person meeting will be held. We are offering three separate methods to appeal to the 2021 March Board of Review.
When to Appeal
The March Board of Review is being held virtually. Petitioner testimony will be heard by appointment on the following dates:
Contact the Assessor’s Office to schedule an appointment. You may ask the Assessor’s Office to assist you in filling out a petition over the phone or you may submit a petition via e-mail. The Assessor’s Office will also need any supporting documentation in advance of the scheduled meeting time so we can distribute it to the board members. Please be considerate of our capabilities. If you present a 200-page document moments before your meeting it will likely not make it to the board members in time for your scheduled appointment.
Once you have submitted a petition with any required or desired documentation, you may join the Zoom meeting using the link on this page or call in with the phone number provided to access the meeting:
Meeting ID: 854 2246 0465
The public may also participate by landline phone or cell phone by calling into this toll-free number:
(312) 626-6799 US Toll-free
Other Important Information
If there is no timely-filed petition, you will not be heard! It is very important that you timely submit a petition. There is no in-person meeting. Do not come to City Hall expecting to be heard by the Board of Review upon your arrival. The meeting is being held virtually. All petitions, supporting documents, and any letters of authorization must be provided prior to your scheduled time and must be RECEIVED (postmark not accepted) IN the Assessor’s Office by March, 9, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. Please feel free use the drop box at the front of City Hall! If you use the drop box your envelope must be clearly marked that it is for Board of Review and delivered by 9:00 p.m. on March 9, 2021.
The Assessor’s Office wants you to be successful. Please communicate with our office if you are unsure of what to do.
Be your own best advocate. Petitioners that provide evidence to support their position are far more likely to receive a favorable outcome. If you are petitioning value, for example, it is helpful to provide value-based evidence like an appraisal or similar properties that have recently sold in the area.