Property-tax assessment lists for not one, not two, but six Kane County townships will see print Thursday and Friday this week.
The assessment changes for properties in these six townships will be published on Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 in these fine local newspapers:
- Plato Township assessment changes are being published Thursday, Aug. 13, in The Elgin Courier-News.
- Blackberry Township and Kaneville Township assessment changes are being published Thursday, Aug. 13, in the Elburn Herald.
- Sugar Grove Township assessment changes are being published Thursday, Aug. 13, in The Aurora Beacon-News.
- Burlington Township and Geneva Township assessment changes are being published Friday, Aug. 14, in the Kane County Chronicle.
For the record, you also can view an online PDF version of the list on the Supervisor of Assessments website on the same date that your assessment is published in the newspaper.
After all revisions and corrections by the your local township assessor are applied, an equalization factor is calculated. The factors for those six townships are as follows:
- Each non-farm property in Plato, Blackberry, Kaneville, and Geneva townships was equalized with a factor of 1.0000.
- Each non-farm property in Burlington Township was equalized with a factor of 0.9547.
- Each non-farm property in Sugar Grove Township was equalized with a factor of 1.0458.
The publication of your property’s assessed value starts the clock ticking for the approximate one-month time period when you can contest the assessment. In other words, if you think your property was assessed at a higher value than its market value, and if you live in one of the six Kane County townships mentioned above, you have until Sept. 14, 2015, to file a complaint with the Kane County Board of Review.
Generally speaking, if you can provide enough documented evidence that your assessment was too high, you can get your assessment lowered.
To obtain assessment information about a property in any township in Kane County, you need to call the township assessor’s office or visit your local assessor’s website. You can do that by checking this Kane County Township Assessors directory, located on the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments website.
Click the following link to see the Rules and Procedures of the Kane County Board of Review or call 630-208-3818.
2015 Filing Deadlines So Far in Kane County
By state law, the last day that an assessment complaint may be filed is the close of business on the 30th day after publication in a local newspaper. The only exception is if the County Assessment Office is not open on the 30th day; in that instance, the deadline is automatically extended to the close of business on the next day the office is open.
Final filing deadlines have already been set for the following townships:
- Hampshire: Filing deadline has passed.
- Big Rock: Filing deadline has passed.
- Batavia: Filing deadline has passed.
- Dundee: Filing deadline has passed.
- Campton: Filing deadline has passed.
- St. Charles: Aug. 17
- Aurora: Aug. 20
- Virgil: Aug. 24
- Rutland: Aug. 31
Assessment changes for Elgin Township have not yet been published as of Aug. 12. Stay tuned for updates.
- Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Website
- Township Assessor Websites
- Board of Review
- Rules and Procedures
- Homestead Exemptions
- Kane County Government
- Kane County Treasurer
- Kane County Clerk
- Illinois Department of Revenue
- Illinois Property Tax Code
More Helpful Links
- Kane County Assessment Office Progress Report 2015
- Newspaper Publications in PDF Form
- Exemptions FAQ
- Aurora Township Assessments Publish July 21 in The Beacon-News
- Hey, Campton Township! Property Tax Assessments Published July 9
- Dundee Township Property-Assessment Changes Will Be Published July 8
- Batavia Township Assessments To Be Published June 26
- Big Rock Township Assessment Changes Published Tuesday, June 2
- Assessment Changes for Hampshire Township Published Monday, May 18
- ‘How Is My Property’s Assessment Determined?’ Plus 3 Final FAQs
- Hey, Virgil! Assessment Changes for Virgil Township to Be Published in Print, Online, July 23
- Property Assessment Changes for Rutland Township Ready for Publication