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REVENUE
(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.

35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 18

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 18 heading)
DIVISION 18. WIND ENERGY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

35 ILCS 200/10-600

    (35 ILCS 200/10-600)
    Sec. 10-600. Definitions. For the purposes of this Division 18:
    "Wind energy device" means any device, with a nameplate capacity of at least 0.5 megawatts, that is used in the process of converting kinetic energy from the wind to generate electric power for commercial sale.
    "2007 real property cost basis" excludes personal property but represents both the land and real property improvements of a wind energy device and means $360,000 per megawatt of nameplate capacity.
    "Trending factor" means a number equal to the consumer price index (U.S. city average all items) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the December immediately preceding the assessment date, divided by the consumer price index (U.S. city average all items) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for December 2006.
    "Trended real property cost basis" means the 2007 real property cost basis multiplied by the trending factor.
    "Allowance for physical depreciation" means (i) the actual age in years of the wind energy device on the assessment date divided by 25 years multiplied by (ii) the trended real property cost basis. The physical depreciation, however, may not reduce the value of the wind energy device to less than 30% of the trended real property cost basis.
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07.)

35 ILCS 200/10-605

    (35 ILCS 200/10-605)
    Sec. 10-605. Valuation of wind energy devices. Beginning in assessment year 2007, the fair cash value of wind energy devices shall be determined by subtracting the allowance for physical depreciation from the trended real property cost basis. Functional obsolescence and external obsolescence may further reduce the fair cash value of the wind energy device, to the extent they are proved by the taxpayer by clear and convincing evidence.
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07.)

35 ILCS 200/10-610

    (35 ILCS 200/10-610)
    Sec. 10-610. Applicability.
    (a) The provisions of this Division apply for assessment years 2007 through 2021.
    (b) The provisions of this Division do not apply to wind energy devices that are owned by any person or entity that is otherwise exempt from taxation under the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 99-825, eff. 8-16-16.)

35 ILCS 200/10-615

    (35 ILCS 200/10-615)
    Sec. 10-615. Wind energy assessable property is not subject to equalization. Wind energy assessable property is not subject to equalization factors applied by the Department or any board of review, assessor, or chief county assessment officer.
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07.)

35 ILCS 200/10-620

    (35 ILCS 200/10-620)
    Sec. 10-620. Platting requirements; parcel identification numbers. The owner of a wind energy device shall, at his or her own expense, use an Illinois registered land surveyor to prepare a plat showing the metes and bounds description, including access routes, of the area immediately surrounding the wind energy device over which that owner has exclusive control; provided that such platting does not constitute a subdivision of land subject to the provisions of the Plat Act (765 ILCS 205/). Within 60 days after completion of construction of the wind energy device, the owner of the wind energy device shall record the plat and deliver a copy of it to the chief county assessment officer and to the owner of the land surrounding the newly platted area. Upon receiving a copy of the plat, the chief county assessment officer shall issue a separate parcel identification number or numbers for the property containing the wind energy device or devices.
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07.)