2021 SOFT appeal instructions for RESIDENTIAL properties
The Green Garden Township Assessor’s office provides a SOFT Appeal option which allows the taxpayer to work directly with the Township Assessor’s office in confirming or determining the assessed value of residential properties.
Offered in the spring of each Assessment year, the Soft Appeal provides the Assessor’s office at least 3 comparable properties within Green Garden Township which will be further researched by the Assessor’s office as a consideration to justify the current assessed value. Comparable properties or recent sales of comparable properties should be as similar as possible. Although most parcels have custom homes in Green Garden Township, please try to compare to similar properties:
If questioning the home (building) assessment similarities such as close to same size home – living square footage; type of home – one story versus 2 story or brick versus frame; type of amenities – number of accessory buildings, pools, etc. can all make a difference in assessments.
If questioning the land assessment, provide comparisons to other similar size lots/acreage. If possible, find other properties in the same or similar subdivision or nearby.
Additional information which justifies your request may also be submitted with the attached form. Please email all information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to limited personnel, please allow up to 2 weeks to be contacted regarding your Soft Appeal.
Please note that the Soft Appeal can only be used for the current assessment year. For instance, when submitting the 2021 Soft Appeal, any justified adjustments will be made to the 2021 tax year which is payable in 2022.
The taxpayer may also file an appeal with the Will County Board of Review. Please review those details at the Will County Supervisor of Assessments website at willcountysoa.com.