Designation: Supervisor of Assessments/Assistant Plat Act Officer
Phone: (309) 547-3041 Ext. 113
Office Address: 100 N. Main, PO Box 283, Lewistown, IL 61542
Office Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00am–4:00pm (no lunch hour)
It is the mission of the Fulton County Assessment Office to provide ethical, equitable and efficient services to all taxpayers. The Assessor’s Office will strive for professionalism, accountability and integrity while following all state and local statutes and guidelines.
The duty of the Fulton County Assessment Office is to value property for “ad valorem” tax purposes. Our goal is to ensure that all county residents receive fair and equitable assessments. In terms of assessments, our office has two Deputy Assessors & the Supervisor of Assessments, who do the work of Township Assessors for most of Fulton County. The Deputy Assessors travel almost 900 square miles of land, discovering, listing and assessing taxable “real” property. Upon request, they will also review individual parcels for assessment inequities. The Supervisor of Assessments values mostly commercial and industrial properties, solar and wind farms, and any properties requiring special assessment techniques per State Statute. Our office is also responsible for the valuation of farmland, in accordance with the certified values published by the Farmland Assessment Technical Advisory Board (FATAB) every year.
Our office acts as a central resource for county residents. Information on every parcel in Fulton County is available here, as well as maps of each parcel. The Assessment Office staff assists taxpayers with the filing of property tax exemptions and any questions they may have in understanding the property tax cycle in Illinois.
The Assessment Office is also responsible for the publication of Assessment Changes on all parcels.
The Assessment Office does not establish tax rates or mail the tax bills.