2023 Reassessments in Palos Township

The Assessor's Office released its initial assessments of residential and commercial properties in Palos Township on July 14, 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 Palos Township were about $347K for single-family homes, $190K for condos, and $510K for small apartment buildings.   

  • The Assessor’s Office estimated the 2023 median market value of single-family homes in Palos Township is $334K, for condos is $178K, and $551K for small apartment buildings. Estimates depend on the individual property’s location and characteristics. 

Residential Reassessment Report

Numbers at a Glance: Commercial

The chart below shows a high-level overview of the commercial properties in Palos Township.


Property TypePropertiesTotal Market Value
Office97$                 109,327,720 
Retail155$                 243,763,089 
Comm Condo48$                   10,090,455 
Multifamily - Affordable1$                         570,381 
Multifamily - Market71$                 237,252,256 
Auto Dealership3$                     6,797,985 
Auto Repair21$                   16,482,944 
Bank14$                  19,291,911 
Bowling Alley1$                     2,266,365 
Carwash2$                     2,067,213 
Hotels6$                   12,622,932 
Office/Warehouse6$                     7,721,729 
Self Storage2$                   15,673,825 
Used Car Lot1$                     1,443,904 
Gas Stations / Convenience16$                   24,633,987 
Gas Station/Cstorewgas1$                     9,068,628 
Industrial132$                 222,521,895 
Nursing Home 4$                   51,197,555 
TOTAL581$                 992,794,774 


Commercial Reassessment Report

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 Palos Township can be filed until August 14, 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 Palos Township 

Because of increases in the value and/or number of properties throughout Palos, the total assessed value of the township grew 39%. The following table shows the increase in total assessed value in residential and non-residential properties in Palos Township.

Property Group 

2022 (Board of Review Final) 

2023 (pre-CCAO appeals, pre-Board of Review) 

Change in total Assessed Value 

(Class 2) 



$178.81M (40%) 

Large Multifamily (Class 3)



$7.94M (59%)

Standalone Commercial 
(Class 5A)



$32.89M (32%)

(Class 5B)



$12.65M (49%)

(Class 4)



$0.00M (0%)

All Others 
(Vacant, Incentive, and Exempt) 



$4.90M (44%) 




$237.20M (39%) 

If the percentage increase of a Palos property’s individual assessment went up less than the total assessed value of 39%, 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 | Palos

Watch a virtual workshop to learn about recent reassessments in Palos.

  • 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
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