Online Appeal Filing

Starting in 2019, all property assessment appeals must be done electronically. Property owners can appeal their assessment on their own through the Lake County Board of Review. No attorney is required for a residential appeal. Appeals can be done in a few minutes by using the SmartFile E-Filing Portal. 

Prior to filing a formal appeal to the Board of Review, property owners should contact their local township assessors office to discuss their concerns. There is a 30-day deadline from the date of publication to file an assessment appeal. The filing deadline for each property is listed on the assessment notice

File an Appeal

• Watch this video or view these printable instructions (PDF) to learn how to file an appeal online. 

• To appeal your assessment online, start by creating an account through the Smartfile E-Filing Portal.