The Cook County Board of Review (formerly the Board of Tax Appeals) was created by the 89th General Assembly under statutory changes that established a three-member Board of Commissioners elected from three electoral districts.
The Board of Review is vested with quasi-judicial powers to hear and decide taxpayer complaints on the value or exempt status of real property, which includes residential, commercial, industrial and condominium property, along with vacant land. Powers granted to the Board include the following:
1.Correct factual mistakes
2.Review Certificates of error
3.Order the Assessor to revise and correct the assessed value of property
4.Review and recommend property for tax exempt status
The Board of Review must also defend appeals made to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) from property owners. The Board deals only with assessed valuation before equalization, not with the tax rate or the amount of a tax bill. Approximately 88,000 cases/hearings (average) have been reviewed annually since 1994.
You can learn more on the Cook County Board of Review website at
Board of Review
118 N. Clark Room 601