That’s what Supervisor of Assessments Robert Ross emailed me in September:
“The Department of Revenue has indicated McHenry County assessments must go down approximately 9 percent in 2012.”
Now comes my Algonquin Township assessment notice and guess what it says?
The assessment is being cut by 9.06%, as you can see.
In fact, as long as tax districts (think mainly schools, which take most of our property tax dollars) are beneath their statutory tax limit, the County Clerk will raise our tax rates to tax us what the tax districts request.
So, don’t be surprised if your next tax bill is higher than it was this year.