The Assessor's Office released its initial assessments of residential and commercial properties in Cicero Township on April 17, 2023.
The Assessor’s Office follows a triennial reassessment cycle, which means one-third of the county is reassessed every three years. The townships scheduled for reassessment in 2023 can be found here. When a property is reassessed, the property owner is mailed a Reassessment Notice, which contains the property’s address, characteristics, and estimated Fair Market Value. The estimated Fair Market Value listed on the Reassessment Notice will be reflected on tax bills in 2024.
Numbers at a Glance: Residential
In 2022, median sale prices of single-family homes in Cicero Township were about $240 for single-family homes, $104 for condos, and $296 for small apartment buildings.
The Assessor’s Office estimated the 2023 median market value of single-family homes in Cicero Township is $204K, for condos is $87K, and $270K for small apartment buildings. Estimates depend on the individual property’s location and characteristics.
Numbers at a Glance: Commercial
The chart below shows a high-level overview of the commercial properties in Cicero Township.
CICERO TOWNSHIP COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
|Property Type||Properties||Total Market Value|
|Comm Condo||2||$ 416,501|
|Multifamily - Affordable||29||$ 15,400,627|
|Multifamily - Market||145||$ 123,348,207|
|Gas Stations / Convenience||12||$ 17,979,943|
|Nursing Home||2||$ 48,224,540|
Appealing property assessments
If the property characteristics listed on an assessment notice are incorrect, or if the estimated market value of a property is significantly more than what it could sell for in the current real estate market, property owners should consider filing an appeal.
Appeals for Cicero Township can be filed until May 17, 2023. More information can be found at cookcountyassessor.com/appeals. To learn more about property assessments and appeals, join the Assessor’s Office at a virtual event and download this helpful guide.
Changes in Assessed Value in Cicero Township
Because of increases in the value and/or number of properties throughout Cicero, the total assessed value of the township grew 52%. The following table shows the increase in total assessed value in residential and non-residential properties in Cicero Township.
2022 (Board of Review Final)
2023 (pre-CCAO appeals, pre-Board of Review)
Change in total Assessed Value
Large Multifamily (Class 3)
If the percentage increase of a Cicero property’s individual assessment went up less than the total assessed value of 52%, the property could see little change in its property tax bill or even a decline. The full impact of this reassessment on tax bills will be known in late 2024 after all appeals are processed and exemptions are applied.
How Assessments Relate to Property Taxes
Assessments, under Illinois law, should fairly reflect market values. The Assessor’s Office estimates market values by using a mass appraisal model that analyzes sales trends. Mass appraisal models rely on accurate data. If a property owner believes the characteristics listed for their property are inaccurate, or their property is worth less than the Assessor’s Office’s estimate of its value, the owner is entitled to file an appeal.
These assessments divide up the total tax levy of that property’s township, school district, and other taxing districts. A property owner’s share of taxes depends on how their property’s assessment relative to the total assessed value of their area. Therefore, an increase in a property's assessment does not lead to the same increase its tax bill.
Tax levies pay for services such as schools, parks, libraries, and pensions. The Assessor does not set levies or tax rates. Increases in assessments do not increase the revenue received by taxing districts.
Receive Property Tax Assistance | Cicero
Watch a virtual workshop to learn about recent reassessments in Cicero Township.
- Understand your reassessment notice and how to determine if an appeal should be filed
- Learn how to file for missing exemptions
- Participate in a live Q&A session