Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Property Tax Appeal Board
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2019 FY 2018
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Correct Assessment Determination $ 5,390.3 35.0 $ 4,616.7 30.0
Totals $ 5,390.3 35.0 $ 4,616.7 30.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Explanatory Notes

Fiscal year 2019 expenditures include employee back wages that have been owed to state employees who were denied a wage increase pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.

Agency Narrative

The volume of Cook County appeals continues to grow each fiscal year, while the Property Tax Appeal Board's (PTAB) staffing level and budget have not kept pace with the increasing workload. Additional administrative law judges and appraisal specialists hired in fiscal year 2019 are helping with the backlog, but it continues to grow nonetheless. Increased staffing and funding levels will help PTAB meets its agency mission and provide for the speedy hearing of appeals.