Property Tax FAQ: Is It Too Late to File an Assessment Complaint?
- Editor’s Note: This is the fifth of a series of articles sharing information from the Frequently Asked Questions about the 2014 (payable 2015) Kane County Property Tax Bills document published online through the coordinated efforts of Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Mark Armstrong, Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham and Kane County Treasurer David Rickert.
Q: If I think my assessment is incorrect, is it too late to file an assessment complaint?
A: Generally, yes; by state law, complaints to the Board of Review must have been filed within 30 days after your township’s assessment roll is published in the newspaper.
The only exception is if there is a discrepancy in the physical data about your property, such as the assessment being based on a 2,400-square-foot house when you actually have a 2,200-square-foot house.
To compare your property’s physical attributes to the assessment records, contact your township assessor.
Q: OK, then: How do I know who my township assessor is, and who do I call?
A: Here’s a list!
- Hampshire Township Assessor Rose M. Letheby: (847) 683-4480
- Rutland Township Assessor Janet Siers: (847) 428-5219
- Dundee Township Assessor Michael Bielak: (847) 428-2634
- Burlington Township Assessor Debbie McKermitt: (847) 683-2555
- Plato Township Assessor Janet Roush: (847) 464-4221
- Elgin Township Assessor Steve Surnicki: (847) 741-5110
- Virgil Township Assessor Michael Yagen: (815) 827-3383
- Campton Township Assessor Alan Rottmann: (630) 513-5430
- St. Charles Township Assessor Colleen Lang: (630) 584-2040
- Kaneville Township Assessor Margaret Mangers: (630) 557-2858
- Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter: (630) 365-9109
- Geneva Township Assessor Denise Lacure: (630) 232-3600
- Batavia Township Assessor Tammy Kavanaugh: (630) 879-1323
- Big Rock Township Assessor Rebecca Byington: (630) 556-4340
- Sugar Grove Township Assessor Laura Ross: (630) 466-5255
- Aurora Township Assessor Davis Offutt: (630) 896-7792
More Info on Filing a Complaint
- How to fill out a complaint form video
- How to fill out a complaint form printable version (.pdf)
- Rules and Procedures for Filing and Assessment Complaint
- Newspaper Publications
- Sales Search
- Residential/Farm Complaint Form
- Commerical/Industrial Complaint Form
- Condominium Association Assessment Complaint Form
- Multi-Parcel Addendum
For More Information
- For questions about exemptions or appeals, call the County Assessment Office at 630-208-3818 or visit KaneCountyAssessments.org.
- For questions about how tax rates are developed, call the Kane County Clerk at (630) 232-5964 or visit KaneCountyClerk.org.
- For questions about tax bills or payments, call the Kane County Treasurer at (630) 232-3565 or visit KaneCountyTreasurer.org.
- FAQ page on the Kane County Clerk’s Office website
- Your Tax Bills Are Coming!
- Relevant Tax Statistics
- Top 10 Kane County Taxpayers
- Estimate of Average Property Tax Bill by Township
- Where Your Property Tax Money Goes, Where It Comes From
Tax Bill FAQ Series
- First in Series: Did My School District Hold Its Levy Flat?
- Second in Series: My Assessed Value Declined; Why Did My Tax Bill Go Up?
- Third in Series: What Will Happen If I Don’t Pay My Property Taxes?
- Fouth in Series: Which Cities/Villages Held Levies Flat? Which Didn’t?