Below is recently received information from Maine Township Assessor Tom Rueckert regarding flood damaged homes in the 28th District:
If your home suffered severe flood damage due to flooding that occurred in 2013, you may be eligible for an assessment reduction if the damage is substantial enough to affect the property value.
The type of damage that could impact the overall property value would include such items as structural damage to foundation or walls, flooring in the living area, or heating and air conditioning units.
Assessment relief is not available for damage to personal property such as carpeting and furniture.
Along with the appeal form, you should submit the following:
• Detailed written description of the damages
• All documents such as photographs, insurance estimates, repair estimates, bills and receipts
• Amount of any disaster relief rehabilitation loan approved by an agency of the federal government in the current year
An appeal may only be filed when the Cook County Board of Review is accepting appeals for Maine Township. We anticipate that to happen in the fall.