Cook County Board of Review
The Cook County Board of Review is a quasi-judicial agency that listens to, and rules on, appeals from taxpayers asking for property tax relief for all property in Cook County. The Board is run by three commissioners elected from three separate geographic districts within the county. Commissioner Dan Patlak is the newly elected commissioner from the 1st district, which encompasses 90% of Suburban Cook County and the 19th and 41st Wards of Chicago.
Last year the Board ruled on over 386,000 appeals. The Board provides an avenue for taxpayers to contest a property tax assessment made by the County Assessor that they believe is incorrect or unjust. The Board has the power to revise, correct, modify or confirm any assessment, in whole or in part, as justice shall require but does not assess property, set tax rates, or collect taxes. The goal of the Board is to reduce the tax burden to taxpayers when evidence requires it so as to ensure fairness and accuracy in property tax assessments for all taxpayers.
Fulfilling his promise to work full-time at the Board of Review, Commissioner Patlak is one of the most qualified individuals to ever occupy a Board seat. As a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer, he is professionally trained in property valuation, having worked as an analyst at the Board for eight years and as a local Township Assessor in Wheeling Township. Patlak is also a licensed real estate broker.