2022 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. When completed early enough in the year, the Assessor has the ability to make justified and approved adjustments to that year’s assessed values.
Offered in the late winter/spring of each Assessment year, the Soft Appeal will provide the Assessor’s office at least 3 valid and 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.
Most residential properties total assessed value consists of both a land (property) value as well as the building (home) value.
When questioning the home (building) assessed value, try to provide comparables with 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 (accessory buildings, pools, outdoor living areas, etc.) can all make a difference in the assessed value. 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, (ie: photos which show the negative effect of the current assessed value) which justifies your request may also be submitted with the attached form. Please email all information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Assessor’s office will confirm receipt of your Soft Appeal (either mailed or emailed).
Please allow up to 2-3 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 2022 Soft Appeal, any justified adjustments will be made to the 2022 tax year which is payable in 2023.
The taxpayer may also or instead 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.
Additional resources for comparables may be found at real estate websites such as Redfin.com, Realtor.com, etc. Please note that the Township Assessor office nor the Will County Supervisor of Assessments are not responsible for erroneous information published on other websites.