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Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios Outlines Plans to Help Homeowners After Recent Flooding

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios Outlines Plans to Help Homeowners After Recent FloodingOriginally published in the April 30, 2013 edition of ChicagoTribune.com

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office, in cooperation with local, township, and county elected officials, will host numerous outreach sessions to help taxpayers that suffered great losses as a result of the serious flooding.

“Many Cook County residents have endured great hardship with the recent flooding,” Assessor Berrios said. “I want to personally assist these taxpayers by helping them file appeals in order to receive assessment relief.”

Aware that many of these taxpayers may require additional help at this time, the Assessor and his staff will host local outreach sessions in the affected communities to discuss assessment relief options.

“While the assessment and appeal process is ongoing, sometimes an emergency or disaster merits a special response,” Berrios explained.

Owners with substantial structural building damage affecting market value are urged to apply for assessment reductions. Teams of representatives from the Assessor’s Office will help taxpayers in recording and documenting flood damage in their appeals.

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