Virtual Property Assessment Hearings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the safety of our residents and staff, the Chief County Assessment Office is pleased to offer Virtual Property Assessment hearings using the Zoom conferencing platform. For more information about this change, click here: Board of Review Determination Letter (PDF)


Attending your Virtual Property Assessment Hearing

All hearings for the 2020 Board of Review will be conducted through the Zoom Application. You will have received a letter in the mail with information about your hearing and how to attend once your hearing is scheduled.

If you wish to view your submitted assessment appeal evidence, please visit tax.lakecountyil.gov and click Documents or Appeal Comparables. 

To ensure a smooth transition into your virtual hearing, please join five minutes before your scheduled time, to allow staff to check you in.

If you requested an in-person hearing, you have the option to: 

  • Join by phone (no setup required) or 
  • Join by a Zoom video meeting (setup required).

If you requested a phone hearing, please join by phone (no setup required). 


Joining by Phone?

Call 1-312-626-6799 and follow the prompts. The Meeting ID is 871 1127 9282 and Passcode is 623057. You can call in using your landline or cell phone. You do not need to download the Zoom app on your phone.

A Board of Review Clerk will connect with you shortly after you join.


Joining by Zoom Video Meeting? 

To join a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, download the free Zoom app or client from zoom.us/download. Create a free Zoom account. We recommend that you do this at least 24 hours before your scheduled hearing.    

To Join the Zoom Meeting, click on the link below:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87111279282?pwd=cHA2UDY2VE5pNFhHTUpKZ1dDZTM5QT09 

Meeting ID: 871 1127 9282
Passcode: 623057

A Board of Review Clerk will connect with you shortly after you join.

If you do not attend your scheduled hearing, your case will be heard based on the evidence you submitted. Hearings cannot be rescheduled.


Questions?

Please contact our office at boardofreview@lakecountyil.gov or (847)-377-2100


During your Virtual Property Assessment Hearing

Fifteen (15) minutes are allotted per hearing. During the hearing, the Board of Review will review evidence, hear testimony and rebuttal from the Appellant and Township Assessor, the Board will ask questions and render a decision. Consequently, it is important that you organize your evidence and testimony so that the complete hearing can take place within fifteen (15) minutes. 

If you do not attend your scheduled hearing, your case will be heard based on the evidence you submitted. Hearings cannot be rescheduled. 

The Open Appeals Act require these meetings be recorded and held for 18 months and require these meetings to be available for the Public to attend - please keep in mind that any public resident can join your virtual hearing.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. I don’t have a Zoom account. How can I create an account to join the Zoom Video Meeting?

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the free Zoom app or client from zoom.us/download. Create a Zoom account by going to zoom.us, and click, "SIGN UP, IT’S FREE" and follow the prompts from there. We recommend that you do this at least 24 hours before your scheduled hearing.  

2. I have a Zoom account. How can I join the Zoom Video Meeting?

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

To Join the Zoom Meeting, click on the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87111279282?pwd=cHA2UDY2VE5pNFhHTUpKZ1dDZTM5QT09

The Meeting ID: 871 1127 9282 and Passcode: 623057
Use your full name so that we can easily identify you.

3. I want to call in only. Do I need a Zoom account?

You can call in using your landline or mobile phone. You do not need a Zoom app or account. Call 1-312-626-6799 and follow the prompts. The Meeting ID is 871 1127 9282 and Passcode is 623057.

4. What happens if I get disconnected?

Rejoin the meeting if your scheduled hearing time is not over.

5. What happens if I cannot join the meeting at my appointed time?

If you do not attend your scheduled hearing, your case will be heard based on the evidence you submitted. Hearings cannot be rescheduled.

6. What happens if there is an issue with Outage, Power or Zoom issues at the Lake County site?

Please refer to this website for any changes to the Zoom meeting or for Emergency Notifications.

7. I am a resident of Lake County. May I join the meeting?

Yes. Please refer to the Join by Phone instructions.

8. Are the meetings audio recorded and are they open to the public?

Yes, these meetings are publicly recorded and are open to the public.

9. What if I call in or join the meeting early?

Please join the meeting five minutes before your scheduled hearing. A Board of Review Clerk will connect with you shortly after you join. Lunch breaks are from 12 Noon – 1 p.m.