The table above shows the seventeen townships in McHenry County, the number of appeals for this tax year (2011 assessments, taxes to be collected in 2012), the total number of real estate parcels, plus the percentage of appeals from each township. Algonquin Township is highlighted only because its appeals are still in process.
So, what do the numbers tell us?
For starters, the most tax unrest seems to be in the Woodstock area. Both Dorr and Greenwood Township have lots of Woodstock residents.
9.75% of the real estate parcels in Dorr were appealed, while 7.65% in Greenwood were subject to appeals.
Grafton Township’s high 8.7% appeal rate is sandwiched in between Dorr’s and Greenwood’s numbers.
The other townships above the county average of 5.67% were Nunda (6.89%) and Richmond (6.39%).
Least activity was seen in Hebron ( 1.24%), Chemung (1.65%) and Alden( 2.3%) Townships. All are on the Wisconsin border.
Three townships had somewhere between 3% and 4% of their property owners appeal. They are
- Hartland – 3.2%
- Marengo – 3.26%
- Algonquin at – 3.9%
In the 4% to 6% range are the following:
- Riley – 3.85%
- Coral – 4.08%
- Seneca – 4.39%
- McHenry – 4.73%
- Burton – 5.33%
Of the four largest townships–Algonquin, Grafton, McHenry and Nunda–only two are above average.