Township assessors are responsible for setting the value on individual properties in their townships. Review and equalization of those values is then done by the Supervisor of Assessments. Assessments can be adjusted by applying township factors so that the State of Illinois’ mandated level of 33 1/3 per cent of fair market value is met.
The Board of Reviews goal is fair and equitable assessments throughout the County.
Taxpayers may appeal their assessments to the Board during the 30 days following the notice of assessments changes which are published in a County newspaper. Complaint forms may be obtained by mail, via a self-addressed stamped envelope, or by visiting the office. A hearing will be held, following notice to taxpayer, in the Board of Review Conference Room at the Court House. The Board can change any assessment in the County, either by complaint or upon its own motion. The Board also has equalization powers the same as the Supervisor of Assessments.