We have many changes in our office this year with the departure of Betty Schultz as the county assessor and Todd Smith named as the new assessor. We have also added Bob Thompson as a staff assessor and Rachel Espe is currently in training as a new assessor along with her duties as clerical technician in the assessor’s office.
We have finished our fieldwork for the January 2, 2017 assessment for taxes payable in 2018. This past year we inspected all properties west of the Caribou Trail to the County line and are in the process of updating all of the land records for taxes payable in 2018.
The valuation notices for all of Cook County will be mailed with the pay 2017 tax statements this year. Our office has mailed these separately in the past but will be including them in the same mailing as the tax statements starting this year, so look for them and please call if you have any questions regarding your valuation or classification.
Todd W. Smith
Cook County Assessor