Bill Allows Tax Appeal Prcess to Start Earlier in the Year

Under the bill signed Friday by Governor Pat Quinn, the assessment appeal process can start earlier in the year.

A press release from State Rep. Mike Tryon:

Bill that Adds Clarity and Consistency to Property Assessment Appeals Process Signed into Law

SPRINGFIELD….. Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation into law that will create consistency across all Illinois counties for those who wish to appeal their property tax assessment.

According to State Rep. Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake), the chief co-sponsor of the bill, the bill amends the property tax code by tying appeals deadlines to the date assessments are published, rather than to deadlines that vary according to the population of each county.

“This law creates a set timeline of 30 days after the date of the publication of an assessment list for property owners to appeal their assessment,” said Tryon.

“It creates consistency and clarity to a process that is currently very confusing for many people.”

Senate Bill 3607 received unanimous support in both the Illinois House and Senate, and was supported by the County Assessment Officers Association, the DuPage County Board, Lake County, METRO Counties of Illinois and the Illinois County Treasurer’s Association.

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McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments Bob Ross managed to make the effect of this bill clear to me.  It means that the assessment process can start earlier than previously, if the Township Assessors get their books in earlier.  Before the amendment the assessments could not be published before August 10th.

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