New Cook Co. tax forms include property photos

May 13, 2011 3:46:44 PM PDT
Cook County homeowners will notice a change in the property tax assessment forms, and the first batch is in the mail.

In addition to the standard information, the form includes a photo of the property.

Assessor Joseph Berrios says it provides taxpayers the "Tools they need to determine if their assessments are accurate and fair."

The new form includes a three-year history of estimated fair market value, an assessment history of the property and the recent sale prices of comparable properties in the neighborhood.