Green Garden Township Soft Appeal Form

2023 SOFT appeal instructions

The Green Garden Township Assessor’s office provides a SOFT Appeal option which allows the taxpayer to work directly with the Township Assessor’s office in confirming or determining the assessed value of residential portion of properties. When completed early enough (typically within the first 6 months of the year), the Assessor has the ability to make justified and approved adjustments to that year’s assessed values.

Offered in the late winter through spring of each Assessment year, the Soft Appeal will provide the Assessor’s office at least 3 valid and comparable properties and/or 3 recent valid property sales of comparable properties within Green Garden Township which will be further researched by the Assessor’s office as a consideration to justify the current assessed value. Comparable properties or recent sales of comparable properties should be as similar as possible. Although most parcels have custom homes in Green Garden Township, please try to compare to similar properties.

Property sales should include Green Garden Township property sales sold within the last three years (2020 through 2022).

Most residential property’s total assessed value consists of both a land (property) value as well as the building (home) value.

When questioning the home (building) assessed value, try to provide three comparable structures with similarities, such as close to same size home (living square footage); age (year built); type of home (one story versus 2 story or brick versus frame); type of amenities (accessory buildings, pools, outdoor living areas, etc.) can all make a difference in the assessed value.

If questioning the land assessment, provide comparisons to other similar size lots/acreage. If possible, find other properties in the same or similar subdivision or nearby.

Additional information, (i.e.: photos, recent property appraisal, home building plans, permits, etc.) may effect of the current assessed value and help justify your request for a lower value. Please submit any additional information along with the Soft Appeal form. Please email all information to: [email protected].

The Assessor’s office will confirm receipt of your Soft Appeal (either mailed or emailed). Although the Assessor will do her best to get review your Soft Appeal information right away, due to limited Assessor Office resources, please allow up to 2-3 weeks. Please note that the earlier you can submit your Soft Appeal, the quicker the Assessor can conclude and make necessary changes. May and June are two of the busiest months for the Assessor’s office.

Please note that the Soft Appeal can only be used for the current assessment year. For instance, when submitting the 2022 Soft Appeal, any justified adjustments will be made to the 2022 tax year which is payable in 2023.

The taxpayer may also or instead file an appeal with the Will County Board of Review. Please review those details at the Will County Supervisor of Assessments website at

Additional resources for comparables may be found at real estate websites such as,, etc. Please note that the Township Assessor office nor the Will County Supervisor of Assessments are not responsible for erroneous information published on other websites.


DEADLINE 05/26/2023
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Applicant Information

Have you filed an assessment before?

Property Information

Property Street Address

2022 Assessment

Updated Assessment Information can be found at under Property Search
Updated Assessment Information can be found at under Property Search
"2022 Land Assessment" + "2022 Building - Improvement Assessment"
(Value from "Total Assessment" Multiply by 3 = Market Value)
(Value from "What you feel your market value is" divided by 3)
How did you determine your market value?


LIST three PROPERTY SALES OR assessment equity COMPARABLES to be compared to your property. Properties should be as similar to your property as possible such as: age; style of home (example – 1 or 2 story brick) with similar living square footage; same or similar neighborhood/subdivision & lot size; recent valid sale.

Comparable Property Address #1

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Comparable Property Address #2

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Comparable Property Address #3

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Your House

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Additional Information