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. To appeal a property assessment, use 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