Non-Lawyers No Longer Allowed at Lake County Tax Appeals Board

Following at least eleven other counties in Illinois, Lake County no longer allows non-lawyers to represent homeowners at the Tax Appeal Board level.  Homeowners and property owners may represent themselves (assuming they are individuals and not entities), or they may engage a licensed attorney.  Any other person or entity who appears shall be committing the unauthorized practice of law.

However, real estate brokers, architects, accountants and appraisers may continue to serve as expert witnesses.