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Based on the facts and exhibits presented, the Property Tax
Appeal Board hereby finds no change in the assessment of the
property as established by the Cook County Board of Review is
warranted. The correct assessed valuation of the property is:
LAND: $ 3,809
IMPR.: $ 28,575
TOTAL: $ 32,384
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Marcelo Mendoza
DOCKET NO.: 06-23093.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 20-06-406-018-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are
Marcelo Mendoza, the appellant, by attorney Julie Realmuto of
McCarthy & Duffy, in Chicago, and the Cook County Board of
The subject property is improved with two, two-story frame
dwellings that are 100 years old. The first dwelling contains
2,200 square feet of living area, while the second dwelling
contains 1,196 square feet.
The appellant's appeal is based on unequal treatment in the
assessment process. The appellant submitted four comparable
properties described as two-story frame dwellings that are 106 to
118 years old for consideration. The comparables contain 2,400
to 2,726 square feet of living area and have improvement
assessments of $6.56 to $6.62 per square foot. The appellant
appears to be contesting only the improvement assessment of the
2,200 square foot dwelling, but indicated the subject's
improvement assessment is $28,575 or $12.99 per square foot.
Based on this evidence, the appellant requested a reduction in
the subject's improvement assessment.
The board of review submitted its "Board of Review Notes on
Appeal" wherein the subject's final assessment was disclosed.
The board of review also submitted property characteristic sheets
for the subject and three comparable properties. The property
characteristic sheets indicate the subject parcel is improved
with two, two-story frame dwellings as described above. The
board of review presented three comparable properties consisting
of two-story frame dwellings that are 104 or 108 years old.
These properties contain 2,200 to 2,520 square feet and have
improvement assessments of $7.09 or $7.66 per square foot. The